Speed limit reductions on state roads

HARRISBURG - Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are expanding temporary speed limit reductions and some vehicle restrictions to eastern and south central Pa. roadways.PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: Interstate 81 from the New York state to Maryland state border; Interstates 78, 83, 84, 380, 176 and 76; Interstate 283 and Route 283; Interstate 80 east of Interstate 81; Pennsylvania Turnpike from New Jersey to Carlisle and the Northeast Extension; Route 581; and U.S. Routes 15, 30, 22/322 and 33.