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(Harrisburg) — PennDOT and the PA Turnpike have announced vehicle restrictions due to the impending winter storm that could bring 5 to 7 inches of snow to the midstate. 

Officials say vehicles prohibited as of noon on Sunday, March 3, are: empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all large combination vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; tractors without trailers (bobtails); any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs on the following roadways: 

  • I-70 full length in Fulton County;
  • I-80 (I-99 to I-81);
  • I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-83;
  • I-99 full length; and
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80.

At 3:00 PM Sunday, the agencies will implement a full commercial ban, including buses, on the following roadways:

  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-80 from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from I-83 to I-80;
  • I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81;
  • I-283;
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid-County to I-80;
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line; and
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

Also at 3:00 PM Sunday, the agencies will prohibit empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; tractors without trailers (bobtails); any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs on the following roadways:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76, I-276) from Harrisburg East to Mid-County;
  • I-81 from I-80 to the New York state line;
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line;
  • I-176;
  • I-380 full length from I-81 to I-80; and
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from I-80 to Clarks Summit.

PennDOT encourages motorists to visit 511PA.com for traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. Users can also see travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.