CONTACT: Carl DeFebo
January 22, 2016


PA Turnpike Implements Truck, Trailer Bans Earlier than Planned Due to Storm’s Severity

Ban of empty and double truck trailers and non-commercial trailers is now in effect.

Due to the increasing severity of the winter storm, the PA Turnpike has decided to put the truck and trailer restrictions in place beginning immediately. The bans are now in place on the PA Turnpike from the New Stanton Interchange (#75) east to the Delaware River Bridge/New Jersey border, on the entire Mon/Fayette Expressway (PA Turnpike 43) near Pittsburgh and on the Northeastern Extension from Mid County Exit #20 to Lehigh Valley Exit #56.

As a reminder, temporary restrictions include:

  • over-dimensional (height/width/weight) commercial trucks;

  • commercial trucks towing multiple trailers (i.e., doubles or twins);

  • commercial trucks towing empty trailers; and

  • passenger or non-commercial vehicles pulling an RV, utility or any other trailer.

Before heading out, motorists should check PA Turnpike conditions at; look at the “Active Travel Advisories” ticker at the top. While traveling, motorists can use the Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, available for Android and iPhone users. The app senses your direction of travel and location and plays audio advisories to alert you of stoppages or delays ahead. Travelers can also call the toll-free TRIP line at 866-976-TRIP (8747) for the latest travel and toll information.

To get info on roadway conditions, restrictions or closures, follow the PA Turnpike on Twitter at: @PA_Turnpike