Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Tier 1 Restrictions Announced for Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County

PennDOT is advising motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the winter storm on Wednesday.

Additionally, speed and vehicle restrictions have been implemented on several roads in east central Pennsylvania.

A Tier 1 vehicle restriction is in place as of 11:00 AM today in accordance with the commonwealth's weather event vehicle restriction plan on the following roadways:

• I-80 in Carbon and Monroe counties;
• I-81 in Schuylkill County; and
• I-380 in Monroe County.

Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:

• Tractors without trailers;
• Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
• Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;
• Enclosed unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;
• Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV's, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
• Recreational vehicles/motorhomes;
• School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches; and
• motorcycles.

On roadways with speed restrictions, commercial vehicles not affected by restrictions on these or other roadways must move to the right lane.