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Update: Wolf puts National Guard, travel limits in place for snow

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2017 1:04 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf is deploying members of the National Guard and announcing travel restrictions ahead of a winter storm that could bring a foot or more of snow to eastern Pennsylvania.

Wolf said Monday that speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph on all interstates and expressways east of central Pennsylvania's Interstate 99 beginning at 10 p.m. Monday.

Empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, RVs and motorcycles are banned from those roadways until Tuesday evening. Wolf also says approximately 700 National Guard members are being deployed, along with more than 2,000 snow plows.

He's signed a disaster emergency proclamation.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. Monday to 10 p.m. Tuesday from Philadelphia to the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania.

This story has been updated. A previous version appears below.

(HARRISBURG) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is announcing travel restrictions ahead of a significant winter storm that could bring a foot or more of snow to the eastern parts of Pennsylvania.

Wolf says speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph on all interstates and expressways east of Interstate 99, which runs vertically through the center of the state, beginning at 10 p.m. Monday.

Empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, RVs and motorcycles are banned from those roadways until Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday from Philadelphia to the Poconos. Near-blizzard conditions are possible in some areas. Mount Pocono could get as much as 2 feet; Philadelphia could see up to a foot.

Wolf says motorists are strongly encouraged to delay all unnecessary travel. He also signed an emergency proclamation.

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