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PennDOT Lifts All Tier Restrictions Issued on I-81 from I-80 to the New York Border


Dunmore, PA – PennDOT has lifted all tier restrictions on I-81 from I-80 to the New York Border at 9:00 AM.  The 45 mph speed reduction will remain in effect and restricting all commercial vehicles to the right lane.

All truck drivers are reminded that during this speed limit reduction, trucks are to travel in the right lane of the highway.   Although PennDOT has crews treating roadways around the clock, 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.   In addition, PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly. Motorists can check conditions on major roadway miles 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 regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.   Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties at   Information about infrastructure in District 4, including completed work and significant projects, is available at   Follow local PennDOT news on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram.   MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Taluto, (570) 963.3502   # # #