CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that Route 970 in Clearfield County is closed at the Interstate 80, Woodland/123 interchange.
The closure is necessary due to damage from an oversize load hitting the Interstate 80 Bridge that spans Route 970. PennDOT is on site to assess the damage and plan repairs.
Route 970 at the interchange location will remain closed until further notice. In addition, the right/travel lane of the bridge on I-80 eastbound is closed and traffic will use the bridge’s left/passing lane.
Message boards along I-80 and Route 970 will alert motorists to the closure on Route 970 and to the restriction on eastbound I-80.
Area drivers needing to access I-80 should use the Clearfield/120 interchange.
Drivers needing to travel to the Shawville area or to Route 970 north of I-80 can reach those destinations via Route 879.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.
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