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PennDOT Removes Roadway Restrictions on Area Roadways


Uniontown, PA – PennDOT has lifted the temporary restrictions on certain vehicles from traveling on the following roadways:  

  • Interstate 70 in Westmoreland and Washington Counties.  

  • Interstate 79 in Greene and Washington Counties.  

PennDOT has also lifted the speed limit and right-lane-only commercial vehicle restrictions that were in place on several roadways in the region. 

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT temporarily restricted certain vehicles from using the interstates late yesterday (January 16, 2022) to help ensure that the interstates remained open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm. Additionally, speed limits were reduced yesterday to 45 mph on several roadways in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits. 

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear. 

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.  

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts

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