PennDOT I-80 closed due west in Clearfield County between Exit 147/Snowshoe and Exit 133/Kylertown due to multiple motor vehicle accidents Monday morning as a winter storm swept through parts of Pennsylvania.
Due to severe winter conditions, PennDOT has also temporarily lowered the speed limit to 45 mph on I-80 in Clearfield, Central and Clinton counties and on I-99 in Center, Blair and Bedford counties. Commercial vehicles are restricted to the right lane only.
Restrictions were lifted at 1 p.m., according to a PennDOT press release, and I-80 reopened.
PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles, especially during the winter months.
The basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, a blanket, a small shovel, and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider the special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medicines and pack them accordingly.
More information on how to prepare for any type of emergency, including free downloadable checklists for items to keep in your home, car, and at work, and specific information for people with access, job or pet needs, is available at ready.pa .gov .
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 miles on the road, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com, which provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more From 1000 traffic cameras.