Thursday, February 9, 2017

Speed Limits Reduced on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County and surrounding Areas

Due to the winter storm moving through the region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways.

PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
  • Interstate 78 in Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties;
  • Interstate 80 in Carbon and Monroe counties;
  • Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County;
  • Interstate 176 in Berks County;
  • Interstate 380 in Monroe County;
  • US 22 in Lehigh and Northampton counties;
  • US 209 in Monroe County;
  • US 222 in Berks County;
  • US 422 in Berks County;
  • PA 33 in Monroe and Northampton counties;
  • PA 309 in Lehigh County.
Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, 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.