PennDOT issued the following statement about anticipated road conditions Thursday and Friday and the impending snow storm:

Please take note that the storm we are expecting Thursday into Friday will be every bit as serious as the reports say.

As the storm is tracking now, Interstates, particularly 380 and 84 in Wayne & Pike counties, are VERY likely to be impacted. 80, and 81 also will be affected.

Expect the possibility of speed limit and vehicle-type restrictions and possibly even corridor closures of sections of any PA interstate during the duration.

Heavy snow means the possibility of downed power lines and trees and closed roads.

PennDOT will work together with emergency agencies as well as the Turnpike to coordinate any closures and detours that could occur.

PennDOT has already requested additional equipment to help in key areas that could be affected by the storm.


Do not go out. If you must, plan to arrive at your destination by mid-day Thursday.

Visit or call 511 or for information about routes and weather.

Listen to highway advisory radio and pay attention to the highway message signs.

Pack an emergency bag with extra clothing ,food, a cell phone.


Stay home and let us do our work. It is our goal to provide safe, passable roadways and also to avoid the queues that can form on roadways, such as the interstate, when traffic does not move and we, therefore, are unable to service the roadways.


Stay safe, stay home.