PennDOT lowers speed limits on central Pa. highways

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The state Department of Transportation has temporarily reduced the speed limit of several central Pennsylvania highways because of the winter storm that’s expected to drop several inches of snow on the area.

PennDOT is urging people to avoid unnecessary travel, but those who must drive will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:

– 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 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; and

– Route 222 in Lancaster County between Route 30 and the Berks County line.

A 45 mph speed limit is also in place on more than 150 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, from the Blue Mountain Interchange to the Delaware River Bridge, as well as the Northeastern Extension from Mid County to Lansdale.

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