Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

C   O   M   M   I   S   S   I   O   N                N   E   W   S             R   E   L   E   A   S   E   

  Contact:  Kay Jenkins Rew, (610) 279-1645

July 26, 1999


Philadelphia, PA -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists that on Friday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Turnpike will be closed to traffic between the Wyoming Valley Interchange (Exit #37) and the Clarks Summit Interchange (Exit #39) due to the 17th Annual Armed Forces Air Show in the Scranton area.

NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS are advised to exit the Turnpike at the Wyoming Valley Interchange onto Interstate 81-North. SOUTHBOUND MOTORISTS will not be able to enter the Turnpike at the Clarks Summit Interchange. Instead, southbound traffic will be directed onto Interstate 81-South. Southbound motorists can then enter the Turnpike at the Wyoming Valley Interchange. MOTORISTS VISITING THE AIR SHOW SHOULD TAKE THE AVOCA EXIT OFF OF INTERSTATE 81.

Variable message signs will be posted along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and on Interstate 81, reminding motorists of the detour.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop T advise motorists that from Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1, all disabled vehicles found on the Turnpike between the Wyoming Valley and the Clarks Summit Interchanges will be immediately towed off the roadway.

Additional Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike maintenance crews will be on duty throughout the weekend to aid motorists.


 P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676         Phone: (717) 939-9551         Fax: (717) 986-9649