PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Headed out today? Some travel restrictions and advisories are in place across the region. Authorities across the region are urging commuters to travel only if necessary. Motorists should be careful to leave space for maintenance crews to clear the roadways they are on today.
PennDOT: PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several roadways in the region.
Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced yesterday to 45 mph on all interstates and several other routes in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.
PA Turnpike- The PA Turnpike Commission advises motorists that all travel restrictions have been lifted across the PA Turnpike system. No further speed limit or commercial vehicle bans remain.
PA Turnpike crews continue to treat the roadway as the storm moves across the state. Be alert for rapidly changing pavement and weather conditions:
- Drive at a speed suitable for local conditions — even on those sections with a normal posted limit.
- Do not tailgate or attempt to pass an active snow plow or plow train.
- Be prepared for probable slick surfaces, especially on bridges and ramps.
- High crosswinds may cause reduced visibility and snow drifting in some areas.
PATCO- A special snow schedule in in place affecting eastbound and westbound service for commuters from 5am to 2pm.
AIRPORT- The winter storm is expected to have major impacts at PHL.
SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line is operating on a regular weekday schedule without bus substitution. All trains will make all stops due to weather conditions.
SEPTA suspending service to Route 35 bus, Manayunk Roxborough loop.
Bus service on Routes 9, 27 and 65 will terminate at Wissahickon Transportation Center.
Bus service on Route L will operate between Olney Transportation Center and Bethlehem Loop only.
Route 117 will not service Elwyn Regional Rail Station.
Routes 107, 109 and 110 will not service Springfield Mall.
Bus service on Route 129 and 130 will terminate at Neshaminy Mall.
DelDOT – DelDOT officials urge all motorists to give snow plows a great deal of space for safety reasons. If a plow is applying salt or plowing, cars should not pass the plow, and should stay behind the plow at least five car lengths.