Still shot from cam on Interstate 90 in Erie.

PennDOT: Speed Limits Restored, Vehicle Restrictions Remain in Place

January 14, 2024

OIL CITY, Pa. – PennDOT has restored the speed limit on Interstate 79, Interstate 80, Interstate 86, and Interstate 90 in the Northwest Region.

Drivers are reminded to use caution while traveling during winter weather conditions. Although PennDOT crews are treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways until they are cleared, and the storm has passed.

A Tier 2 vehicle restriction remains in place on I-90 from the I-79 interchange to the New York State line and the entire length of I-86 and I-90 in Erie County. Under Tier 2 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:

  • Tractors without trailers.
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers.
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers.
  • Tractors towing loaded tandem trailers unless there are chains or another approved Alternate Traction Devices (ADTs).
  • Enclosed unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks that meet the definition of a CMV.
  • Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers.
  • Recreational vehicles/motorhomes.
  • School buses, commercial buses, and motor coaches regardless of the availability of chains or ATDs.
  • Motorcycles.

Drivers are reminded that the New York State Thruway Authority has announced travel bans in Erie County, New York, and on Interstate 90 and Interstate 86 starting at the Pennsylvania border. Vehicles heading to New York on I-90 in Pennsylvania are advised to detour at the I-86 interchange.


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