News Release

    April 14, 2017

PA Turnpike Travelers Should Temporarily Dial 911 for Emergency Aid
Phones are down in Turnpike Operations Center due to technical issue.


HARRISBURG, PA (April 14, 2017) — The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is advising travelers to dial 911 if they see or experience a crash, breakdown or other emergency on the toll-road system because a glitch with the phone lines in its Traffic Operations Center (TOC) has temporarily blocked incoming and outbound calls including those into the Turnpike’s “*11” service.

Technicians are working to remedy the issue, and Turnpike safety and State Police patrols are out in full force patrolling the roadway and communicating to dispatchers via radio.

There is presently no ETA for restoration of the *11 service.

CONTACT: Carl DeFebo
Phone: 717.645.2265