Pennsylvania drivers should expect speed reductions across eastern and south central Pennsylvania highways today in response to high wind speeds and heavy rain produced by Hurricane Sandy, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Interstates 80, 81, 95, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Routes 15, 30 and 22/322 near State College will all be enforcing speed reductions as of 12:30 p.m., according to a PennDot press release.
“We will be monitoring storm conditions and should the circumstances be warranted we will close roads as necessary,” said Marla Fannin, public information officer for PennDot District 2.
The PennDot District 2 division covers Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, Mifflin and Potter counties.
Motorcycles and recreational vehicles are prohibited from using the speed reduced highways, according to the release.
All motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads listed above if possible and drivers who have to use Pennsylvania highways should be prepared with emergency items in their vehicles such as flashlights, batteries, blankets, water, non-perishable food items and warm clothes, according to the release.
P.A. drivers can check road conditions by visiting www.511PA.com or calling 511 to receive up to date weather conditions, traffic delays and information on more than 2,900 miles of state roads, according to the release.