PennDOT: Safety Break at Interstate 80 Rest Areas

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT announces that safety breaks with free coffee will be in place at two rest areas along Interstate 80 in District 2 this weekend.

The Independence Day weekend is traditionally a time of year when a large number of vehicles are on the road, and in an effort to encourage motorists to take a break from driving, area non-profit groups will provide a free coffee center for travelers.

Safety breaks are planned at these locations:

• Clinton County — Volunteers from the Son Rise Riders No. 390 of Mill Hall will offer the service to travelers at the rest area located near mile marker 194 in Clinton County from Saturday, July 2 at noon until Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
• Centre County — Volunteers from the Free and Accepted Masons, 21st Masonic District, of Osceola Mills will offer the service to travelers at the rest area located near mile marker 147 in Centre County from Friday, July 1 at 6 a.m. until Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m.

Other non-profit groups will staff coffee stations throughout the state at rest areas and welcome centers in a program coordinated through PennDOT. The safety break program encourages motorists to take a break from driving during the busy holiday travel times of Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

For information on sponsoring a safety break site, contact District 2’s PennDOT Roadside Specialist Michael Heitzenrater at 814-205-1192. PennDOT’s District 2 includes Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties.

PennDOT reminds motorists to always buckle up and log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

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