Dunmore – Due to the winter storm gripping the region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is temporarily reducing the speed limit on I-80, 81, 84 & 380 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The reduction will go into effect at midnight Thursday (1/20) into the morning rush hour Friday (1/21).


Dunmore – Due to the winter storm gripping the region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is temporarily reducing the speed limit on I-80, 81, 84 & 380 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The reduction will go into effect at midnight Thursday (1/20) into the morning rush hour Friday (1/21).

PennDOT urges motorists in the region to not travel unless absolutely necessary, but those who choose to travel will encounter speeds reduced from 55 mph to 45 miles-per-hour on the following highways:
Interstate 8o in Luzerne County
Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna & Susquehanna counties
Interstate 84 in Lackawanna, Pike & Wayne counties
Interstate 380 in Lackawanna County
PennDOT crews will treat roadways around the clock to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.
The Department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. For safety’s sake, never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.
PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes, and take into account the special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications. More information is available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA.
Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. The 511 site also provides easy-to-use, color-coded winter road conditions for all interstates and other routes covered in the 511 reporting network.
For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.