As winter storm cleanup continues, PennDOT lifts speed restrictions on I-81

07 January 2024- PennDOT has lifted vehicle and speed restrictions placed this morning on major highways in south central Pennsylvania District 8 region comprised of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, PennDOT temporarily restricted certain vehicles from using Interstate 81 and Interstate 83 Saturday morning to help ensure that the interstates remained open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm.

The vehicle restrictions reflected Level 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan (PDF). The restriction on the entire length of I-83 and on I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-83 has been lifted. The restriction remains in place on I-81 north of I-83. PennDOT has also lifted speed and right-lane-only commercial vehicle restrictions on all roadways in the region.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.