UPDATE: Speed Limit Restored; PennDOT Temporarily Reduces Speed Limit on I-80 in Mercer, Venango Counties

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OIL CITY, Pa. – Due winter weather conditions, PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on Interstate 80 in Mercer and Venango counties.

Update, Nov. 26, 7:03 p.m.: PennDOT has restored the speed limit on I-80.

PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph from the Ohio state line to the Clarion County line.

Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable. Roadways will not completely free of ice and snow while a winter storm event is happening. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear. Speed limits will be restored when weather and roadway conditions improve.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a free smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.