An early morning accident along the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension has caused a 7-mile back-up approaching Lansdale.
The Turnpike Commission says on Wednesday they will announce other sections where the speed limit will also be increased.
Crews are responding to the scene of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Willow Grove approaching Plymouth Meeting.
Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.
Work is underway on a $14-million project to relocate the turnpike’s Plymouth Meeting maintenance facility to the eastbound side of the toll road.
Crews are investigating after a tanker truck rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the Lincoln Highway exit.
The eleven-mile stretch between Mid-County and the Lansdale interchange carries more than 65,000 cars a day.
A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.
State officials say a tractor-trailer entered a Pennsylvania Turnpike lane that was closed for maintenance and struck two workers, killing one.
Southbound lanes are closed between Exit #31 (Lansdale) and Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 27.5.
Authorities set up roadblocks when a young black bear appeared in a Philadelphia suburb, startling residents.
There was another sighting Friday night of a bear in Bensalem, Bucks County.
One person was injured after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released $50,000 each for two studies looking at how to alleviate congestion at the interchange and along the Route 611 corridor.
Barry Searfoss has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and DUI, and was sentenced to 6-23 months in prison.