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Speed, vehicle restrictions lifted on interstates, turnpike

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 15, 2017 3:24 AM
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A PennDOT plow clears a portion of Route 441 in Dauphin County. Photo by Tim Lambert/WITF

(Harrisburg) -- State transportation officials have lifted speed and vehicle restrictions on the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstates 80 and 81 as the winter storm moves out of the commonwealth.

Officials warn, however, that Interstate 84 remains closed to all trucks since New York has closed that interstate within its borders.

During the storm, 45 mph speed restrictions and bans on vehicles such as buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and a number of types of trailers were imposed on interstates and expressways east of Interstate 99.

State transportation officials have been warning motorists to beware of ice on the roads as melting snow refreezes during chilly temperatures expected overnight.

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