PA Turnpike Widens Truck/Trailer Ban to East-West Mainline

March 06, 2018 6:26 PM | Anonymous

PA Turnpike Widens Truck/Trailer Ban to East-West Mainline

Empty, double tractor trailers banned from Harrisburg East to N.J.

 

MIDDLETOWN, PA (MARCH 6, 2018) — Due to the incoming winter storm, the PA Turnpike has announced that it will widen tomorrow’s ban of certain types of trucks and trailers that was announced earlier today.

Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, the PA Turnpike will impose a ban on empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and double trailers), tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, motorcycles and recreational vehicles on the entire 111-mile Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) from Mid-County (No. 20) to Clarks Summit (No. 131) and on a 112-mile section of the east-west mainline (Interstate 76 and 276) from Harrisburg East (No. 247) east to the Delaware River Bridge (No. 359).

If warranted, restrictions will remain in place through the storm. As conditions develop, speed restrictions and wider truck and vehicle bans will be considered.



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