Rendell shuts down major highways — update
February 10, 2010 1 Comment
Governor Rendell is shutting down most of the major roadways in central and southern Pennsylvania. All of I-78 and I-83 have been closed, and I-81 is shut down from the Maryland borther up to I-80. At two o’clock, the Schuylkill Expressway will be closed.
The Turnpike and I-95 will remain open, but certain vehicles (motorcycles, RVs, and large trucks, among others) are banned from travel on the Pike, and the speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour.
Rendell says this is the broadest highway closure he’s ordered during his tenure. He’s mobilized 1,100 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard — they’re helping the State Police and PennDOT with road maintenance, and will also assist stranded drivers.