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Pennsylvania will test new travel restrictions this winter

Pennsylvania will test new travel restrictions this winter

Winter is coming, and that can mean significant highway closures due to inclement weather. Pennsylvania is taking action with new policies that will place travel restrictions on trucks first. In October, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania released the final draft of its inclement winter weather travel restriction and ban framework. Coordinating state agencies include the Emergency Management Agency, State Police, Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. As needed, PennDOT will coordinate speed restrictions on the interstates. According to the framework, when speed restrictions are in place for inclement weather, a right-lane-only restriction also will be imposed for commercial vehicles. […]