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Some Philadelphia Area Driving Restrictions Lifted

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – PennDOT and the Pa. Turnpike Commission have lifted some driving restrictions as the storm enters a lull.

PennDOT says a temporary restriction on certain vehicles traveling on I-76, I-95, I-676 and I-476 has been lifted.

Those vehicles include:

• Empty straight trucks;
• Large Combination Vehicles (tandem trailers and doubles);
• Tractors hauling empty trailers;
• Trailers pulled by passenger vehicles;
• Motorcycles; and
• Recreational Vehicles, or RVs.

PennDOT had suspended those types of vehicles from traveling on the roads early Thursday morning due to weather conditions.

The Pa. Turnpike Commission also lifted a speed limit restriction of 45 mph for all drivers traveling between Carlisle Interchange (Exit #226) and the Delaware River Bridge (Exit #359), as well as from Mid-County (Exit #20) to Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) on the Northeastern Extension as of 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.

An empty and double trailer ban between Carlisle Interchange (Exit #226) and the Delaware River Bridge (Exit #359), as well as from Mid-County (Exit #20) to Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) on the Northeastern Extension, was also removed. However, over-dimensional trucks (those requiring special, Class-9 permits) are still banned from traveling the system from New Stanton Interchange (Exit #75) to the Delaware River Bridge and on the entire Northeastern Extension.

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