HARRISBURG, Pa. — With travel conditions worsening dramatically in southeast Pennsylvania, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said the non-toll portions of four interstates will close at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday.
The governor said the affected highways include the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), I-476, I-176, and I-676.
"Other than emergency responders, no one should be driving on Pennsylvania's highways today," Governor Rendell said. "This is a serious storm that will jeopardize the safety of anyone who attempts to travel."
Earlier today, Rendell announced the closure of I-81 from the Maryland border to I-80, and all of Interstates 83 and 78. In addition, PA 581 has been closed in both directions.
PennDOT crews are continuing to treat roadways to keep them passable for emergency crews only. The agency will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear, the Governor’s Office said.
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