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PA Turnpike Commission lifts truck ban but cautions drivers to be alert


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Middletown, Pa., Turnpike Commission says it has lifted its truck ban on the turnpike and that lower speed limits also will no longer be in effect because of the weather.

However, turnpike crews will continue to treat the roadways in some areas and drivers should be alert for changing pavement and weather conditions.

The commission also published the following suggestions for professional truck drivers and other motorists using the turnpike:

  • Drive at speeds suitable for local conditions, even those with a posted normal limit
  • Don’t tailgate or attempt to pass snow plows or a plow train
  • Be prepared for slick surfaces, especially on bridges and ramps, and
  • Be aware that crosswinds may cause blowing snow and/or snow drifts that may reduce visibility in some areas.

Drivers can call (866) 976-TRIP (8747) for the latest updates or go to www.paturnpike.com.

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