Several roadways closed, drivers urged to use caution if travel is necessary
CLEARFIELD – Motorists are advised that due to winter weather affecting the region, PennDOT District 2 has temporarily reduced speed limits on Interstate 80 and I-99.
Speed limits are reduced to 45 miles per hour on:
- I-80 in Clearfield, Centre, and Clinton counties
- I-99 in Centre County
PennDOT reminds drivers to use extreme caution if traveling this morning, as icy roads are prevalent across the region.
Although road crews have been out treating roadways, many roads are still experiencing freezing conditions.
Motorists are advised if you must travel to use extreme caution, be sure your headlights are on, reduce your speed and increase your following distance.
In addition to the speed reductions, PennDOT advises drivers that several roadways in the region are closed.
Affected roadways include:
- I-80 westbound between Exit 133 (Kylertown/Philipsburg) and Exit 123 (Woodland/Shawville) in Clearfield County. Traffic is being re-routed using the Blue Detour. Motorists will follow the Blue Detour, using Route 53 south to Route 322 west to Route 970 north before returning to I-80 at Exit 123. This roadway is expected to re-open in this area by 12 p.m.
- I-80 westbound between Exit 185 (Loganton) and Exit 178 (Lock Haven) in Clinton County. This roadway is expected to re-open by 1 p.m.
- I-80 eastbound between Exit 120 (Clearfield/Shawville) and Exit 123 (Woodland/Shawville) in Clearfield County. Traffic is being re-routed using the Green Detour. Motorists will follow Route 879 west to Route 322 west before traveling north on Route 970 where they will re-enter I-80 at Exit 123. This roadway is expected to re-open by 12 p.m.
- Route 948 in both directions in Elk County between the PennDOT stockpile and Powers Avenue in Johnsonburg. This roadway is expected to re-open by 11:30 a.m.
I-80 eastbound in Clearfield County and Route 255 in Elk County are now open. The roadways were closed earlier today.
Motorists will be alerted to the incident through the use of the Highway Advisory Radio System and Dynamic Message System signs.
Motorists may check conditions on more than 2,900 miles of interstates and other major highways by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 670 traffic cameras. Regional Twitter pages and personal alerts are also available on the 511PA Web site.
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