Pennsylvania Governor Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel

Pennsylvania Governor Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and encouraging employers to offer telework options if possible, as winter weather conditions are expected to worsen Monday.

“As this winter storm continues, the best plan of action is to stay home,” Gov. Wolf said.  “If you are required to travel, have all the proper safety precautions in place and stay alert for rapidly changing conditions.”

Vehicle restrictions are currently in place on several Pennsylvania interstates that align with Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) anticipates that additional restrictions will be added as conditions warrant.  It is possible that a Tier 4 restriction could be enacted in the Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley and Pocono regions. Under a Tier 4 restriction, no commercial vehicles are permitted.

Motorists are encouraged to sign up for personalized alerts and find the latest restriction and travel information at www.511pa.com.

Strong wind and blowing/drifting snow are expected with this storm and reduced visibility is expected in some areas.  Motorists always should be alert for sudden white-out conditions during the storm, virtually eliminating a driver’s visibility.

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