Storm misses western Pa, but speed limits reduced, some vehicles banned in other parts of the state

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Turnpike has imposed a 45 mph speed limit in eastern Pennsylvania and expanded its ban on certain vehicles because of the winter storm that has also prompted restrictions on other roadways.

The turnpike said the lower speed would be in effect from the Blue Mountain to Delaware Bridge exits and on the entire northeast extension. Officials earlier banned empty and double tractor-trailers but now also are banning noncommercial or recreational trailers pulled by passenger vehicles.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation earlier reduced speed limits to 45 mph on many interstates in eastern and central Pennsylvania. Officials also banned empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles such as tandem trailers and doubles, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles.

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