Speed limit reductions in place throughout snowstorm

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Jan 21, 2014 1:37 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The snow is expected to fall throughout the day, and many schools have either cancelled school outright, or are dismissing students early.

Updated at 5 AM 1/22: PennDOT has lifted any speed limit restrictions on roads.

PennDOT is also reducing speed limits to 45 mph on the following roadways: 

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties
  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County
  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin Counties
  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County
  • PA 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster Counties
  • US 22/322 in Dauphin County
  • US 22/322 in Perry County
  • PA 581 in Cumberland County
  • US 11 in Franklin and Cumberland Counties
  • US 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland Counties
  • US 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties
  • US 30 in York and Lancaster Counties
  • US 222 in Lancaster County, north of US 30
  • The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police have implemented a reduced speed limit of 45 mph in the area between Donegal Interchange (Exit 91) and the Delaware River Bridge ( Exit 359) as well as the entire Northeastern Extension from Mid-County (Exit 20) to Clarks Summit (Exit 131) beginning immediately.

Some flights have also been cancelled at Harrisburg International Airport. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, and Snyder counties are under a winter weather advisory until 10 pm.

6-10 inches of snow are expected in Adams, Lancaster, and York counties.

4-8 inches are expected in Cumberland, Franklin and Lebanon counties.

4-6 inches are expected in Schuylkill county.

3-5 inches are expected in Dauphin and Juniata counties.

2-4 inches are expected in Columbia, Mifflin, Northumberland, and Snyder counties.

Union and Perry are at the lower end of the prediction, with 1-3 inches.

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