PennDOT reduces speeds on interstates (5:33PM)

PennDOT has reduced speed limits to 45 mph on the region’s major interstates because of the snow that continues to fall steadily. Speed limits have been cut on: n Route 80 n Route 81 n Route 84 n Route 380Crews are working steadily, department spokesman J (read more)
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