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August 26, 2011
Pa. Turnpike Cancels Overnight Traffic Paces Near Somerset This Weekend

Paces needed between Donegal and Somerset exits to erect new hiking trail bridge will be rescheduled for a later date
NEW STANTON, PA (08/26/2011)(readMedia)-- Due to the potential for inclement weather as a result of Hurricane Irene the Pennsylvania Turnpike is cancelling the 20-minute traffic paces in both directions between Donegal (Exit 91) and Somerset (Exit 110) which were scheduled for this weekend. The roadway must be kept fully open in case of a need to move evacuees or emergency equipment due to Hurricane Irene. Work will be rescheduled for a later date.

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.