PennDOT restores speed limits

PennDOT has lifted the reduced speed limits on all roadways in the south central region.

Officials reduced speeds on all major roadways this morning at 2:30am due to the winter storm.

Treatment of roads is ongoing, and crews will continue to work until the roads are clear.

Previously Reported:

PennDOT announced early Saturday morning that it had temporarily reduced the speed limit on several roadways.

The department is urging drivers to avoid unnecessary travel. Speeds on the following highways have been reduced to 45 mph:

– Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties
– Interstate 78 in Lebanon County
– Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties
– Interstate 283 in Dauphin County
– Route 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties
– Route 22/322 in Dauphin County and Perry counties
– Route 581 in Cumberland County
– Route 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties
– Route 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties
– Route 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties
– Route 30 in York and Lancaster Counties
– Route 222 in Lancaster County, from US 30 to Berks County line

PennDOT said in a press release that while crews have been treating roadways, its primary goal is to keep roads passable not free of ice and snow.

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