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September 26, 2011
Pa. Turnpike Reports Slow-Moving Traffic Near Allegheny Tunnel

Eastbound-only congestion expected to last until around 8 p.m. tonight.
HARRISBURG, PA (09/26/2011)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is cautioning eastbound motorists of stop-and-go traffic conditions about five miles east of the Allegheny Tunnel. Motorists should be prepared for slow-moving or stopped traffic near milepost 128 in Somerset County due to a roadway paving operation in the left lane. The construction area is located near milepost 133 in Bedford County, about 13 miles west of the Bedford Exit (No. 146). As of 4:30 today, stop-and-go conditions were affecting a five-mile stretch nearing the construction area. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when driving in this area and expect delays of up to one hour. The delays are expected to diminish by 8 p.m. tonight.

Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date information by calling 1-866-976-TRIP (8747). This toll-free number gives audio advisories for the region in which you are traveling, including delays and closures due to accidents or bad weather. Online, the Interactive Travel Map at delivers a snapshot of conditions across the Turnpike, including traffic cams, at-a-glance traffic-flow status, weather conditions, audio advisories and more.