An update has been published to District 4 News on the PennDOT website. Please see below for details.

PennDOT – District 4 News

PennDOT Reduces Speed and Restricts Commercial Vehicles to the Right Lane Only on Interstates in Northeast PA

Dunmore, PA –PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit to 45 mph and restricting commercial vehicles to the right lane only on the following interstates in District 4:

  • Interstate 80 in Luzerne County;
  • Interstate 81 in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Susquehanna counties;
  • Interstate 84 in Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike counties; and
  • Interstate 380 in Lackawanna and Wayne counties.

Restrictions will be communicated via variable message boards, the 511PA traveler information website at, and smartphone apps. Motorists can also sign up for alerts on the website. 

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 throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear. 

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 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 smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties at

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