TRAVEL UPDATE – SOME BANS LIFTED!

With the weekend storm exiting Pennsylvania, some of the state’s remaining bans on commercial vehicle traffic on certain interstates and some expressways were removed at 7 a.m.

The ban was lifted from Interstate 70 from the Maryland line to Breezewood and the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline, Interstate 76; Interstate 78 between the junction with Interstate 81 to the New Jersey state line; Interstate 80 between Interstate 81 and the New Jersey state line; Interstate 81 between the junction with Interstate 83 to Interstate 80; Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, from Interstate 276, the Turnpike mainline, to Interstate 80; U.S. 22 from Interstate 78 to the New Jersey state line and Pennsylvania 33 from Interstate 78 to Interstate 80.

The ban remains in effect on Interstate 80 west of Interstate 81, Interstate 81 north of Interstate 80, Interstate 84, Interstate 86, Interstate 90, Interstate 99, Interstate 180 and Interstate 380.

The bans included all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. The action was taken following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration Friday.

A 45-mph speed restriction is in place on most of the interstates in Pennsylvania.