Winter Storm Causing Treacherous Roadways Across The Region

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The winter storm is causing dangerous road conditions across the area Tuesday morning.

The New Jersey Turnpike is seeing lots of jackknifed tractor trailers and downed trees due to the storm.

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New Jersey Turnpike southbound is closed past Route 73 (alternate routes I-295 or Route 38); the right lane is blocked on New Jersey Turnpike past Route 168; and New Jersey Turnpike southbound is closed before Route 322 (alternate routes I-295 or Route 130).

8 Winter Storm Causing Treacherous Roadways Across The Region

On the Schuylkill eastbound ramp to the Blue Route southbound, a SEPTA bus spun out of control which is causing a traffic backup and a single file lane.

septa bus Winter Storm Causing Treacherous Roadways Across The Region

SEPTA bus spun out of control on Schuylkill eastbound ramp. (credit: CBS3)

PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several roadways in the Philadelphia 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.

In addition, the temporary ban on tandem truck trailers, empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, recreational vehicles and motorcycles has also been lifted.

Visibility is also an issue while driving during the storm.

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