Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Carl DeFebo
Phone: 717.831.7176
February 16, 2016

PA Turnpike Winter-Weather Advisory

MIDDLETOWN, PA (Feb. 16, 2016) – The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists that travel restrictions remain in place on some PA Turnpike sections as cleanup continues from the winter storm. Here is the 8:40 a.m. update for travel restrictions across the PA Turnpike system:

Active Speed-Limit Restrictions

Speed limits remain reduced to 45 mph on these PA Turnpike sections:

  • On the east-west mainline/I-76 from Breezewood Interchange #161 to Lebanon/Lancaster Interchange #266; and

  • On the Northeastern Extension/I-476 from Pocono Interchange #95 to Clark Summit Interchange #131.

    All other previous restrictions have been removed.

    Additional Warnings

    PA Turnpike crews continue to treat portions of the roadway. Be alert for rapidly changing pavement and weather conditions:

  • Drive at a speed suitable for local conditions — even on sections with a normal posted limit.

  • Be prepared for probable slick surfaces, especially on bridges and ramps.

  • Shoulders and median may be slush covered.

  • Watch out for ponding water on the roadway                                                    

    Motorists can 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. Travelers can also call the toll-free TRIP line at 866-976-TRIP (8747) for the latest travel and toll information.

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