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11:00 AM Update (Advisory Lifted) PennDOT Advises Trucks to Avoid Route 54 in Ralpho and Mount Carmel Townships, Northumberland County


11:00 AM Update: The truck advisory has been lifted for Route 54 in Ralpho and Mount Carmel Townships, Northumberland County.

Montoursville, PA Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is advising that commercial trucks and large trucks avoid Route 54 between Route 487 in Ralpho Township and Route 61 in Mount Carmel Township in Northumberland County in northcentral Pennsylvania starting at 12:00 AM. 

Commercial trucks and large trucks should use Route 61 and Route 487.

Although PennDOT crews are treating roadways, the department's primary goal is 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. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 local alerts on X.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at Citizens can also find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the ReadyPA website. 

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Contact: Maggie Baker, 570-368-4202 or                   

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