PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Flooding, road closures, downed trees and mud slides caused major transportation woes Thursday morning and now authorities are strongly urging the public to stay off the roadways in eastern Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike and PennDOT have requested that commuters stay off the roads in areas from Harrisburg north to the New York border, east to the New Jersey border and south to the Maryland border.

Many roads have been closed due to the weather, including interstate 80 in both directions from exits 232 to 236. Interstate 81 is also closed in both directions between Exits 90 and 100. PennDOT says hundreds of secondary roads are closed due to flooding. The roads that are open are experiencing extremely high traffic, resulting in gridlock in many regions.

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