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Update: Speed limits reduced on area highways and interstates

PennDOT has lifted some commercial vehicle bans on the states interstates and highways Sunday morning. (PennDOT)

UPDATE: According to PennDOT, as of 12:30 p.m., the ban on commercial vehicles remains in effect on Interstate 79 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 81 north of Interstate 476 at Clarks Summit; Interstate 84; Interstate 86; and Interstate 90.


UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): PennDOT announced that the ban was lifted from Interstate 79 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 80, Interstate 80 between the Ohio state line and the junction with Interstate 81, Interstate 99, Interstate 180 and Interstate 376 south of Interstate 80.

PennDOT lifted some commercial vehicle bans on the state's interstates and highways Sunday morning.

According to PennDOT: the ban was lifted from Interstate 70 from the Maryland line to Breezewood and the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline, Interstate 76; Interstate 78 between the junction with Interstate 81 to the New Jersey state line; Interstate 80 between Interstate 81 and the New Jersey state line; Interstate 81 between the junction with Interstate 83 to Interstate 80; Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, from Interstate 276, the Turnpike mainline, to Interstate 80; U.S. 22 from Interstate 78 to the New Jersey state line and Pennsylvania 33 from Interstate 78 to Interstate 80.

Officials said the ban is still in effect on Interstate 80 west of 81 and Interstate 81 north of Interstate 80, Interstate 84, Interstate 86, Interstate 90, Interstate 99, Interstate 180 and Interstate 380.

The ban includes all commercial traffic, including buses, but tow-trucks are still allowed to operate for drivers who need them.

PennDOT said the 45 mph speed restriction is still in place on most of the interstates across the state.

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