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Contact: Carl DeFebo
Phone: 717.645.2265
March 4, 2011
Traffic Approaching Pa. Turnpike's Valley Forge Toll Plaza to be Stopped Early Sunday Morning

The fifteen minute stoppage at 3 a.m. on March 6 is necessary to allow repair of a power line.
HARRISBURG, PA (03/04/2011)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission alerts motorists that all traffic getting on or off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Valley Forge Interchange (#326) will be stopped for approximately 15 minutes at 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 6. The stoppage is needed to allow an electric-utility company to make emergency repairs to an overhead power line above the toll plaza. Motorists traveling in the area Sunday morning should be alert for stopped and slow traffic.

The temporary shutdown will likely cause a backlog of traffic onto the mainline turnpike as well as the Schuylkill Expressway and Route 202 near the toll plaza.

Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date information by calling 866.976.TRIP (or 866.976.8747). This toll-free number gives audio advisories for the region in which you are traveling, including delays and closures due to accidents or weather. To check conditions before you hit the road, the Turnpike's Interactive Travel Map at delivers a snapshot of conditions across the Turnpike, including web cams, at-a-glance traffic-flow status, weather conditions, audio advisories and more.