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PennDOT Puts Travel Restrictions on Highways Ahead of Expected Ice Storm

Restrictions on travel on I-81 in Schuylkill County go into place at 2 a.m.

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PennDOT announced numerous travel restrictions on highways across Pennsylvania ahead of an expected ice storm Sunday morning.

The restrictions include Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, all of I-81 in Pennsylvania will be under a  Tier 4 restriction. That bans all commercial vehicle travel as well as towing trailers, school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs and motorhomes, and passenger vehicles.

Also going under Tier 4 restrictions at 2 a.m. are:

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  • Interstate 78
  • Interstate 180
  • Interstate 380
  • Interstate 80 (from I-81 to the New Jersey border)
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) in both directions from Breezewood to Reading.

For restrictions on other Pennsylvania roadways, check out the PennDOT announcement.

National Weather Service has placed Schuylkill County under a Winter Weather Advisory starting early Sunday and extending through early afternoon. Up to a quarter-inch of ice accretion before a change-over to plain rain.

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