PennDOT reduces speeds on NEPA interstates

EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU)— PennDOT is reducing the speed limits on Interstate 80, 81, 84, and 380 in northeast Pennsylvania.

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Due to the severity of the storm, PennDOT said they are temporarily dropping the speed limit to 45 mph on the following interstates:

  • Interstate 80 in Luzerne County and PennDOT District 3

  • Interstate 81 from Luzerne County to Dunmore in Lackawanna County

  • Interstate 84

  • Interstate 180 in PennDOT District 3

  • Interstate 380

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Officials with Quad A Driving Academy told 28/22 News Reporter Sydney Kostus the following winter driving tips:

  1. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination;

  2. Make sure that you put distance between your vehicle and another vehicle;

  3. If you start to lose control, pump your brakes rather than slamming them.

“The key is to decelerate, you know take your foot off the gas and just steer into the direction you’re sliding, that’s important and while you’re doing that be pumping the brakes so that as soon as you get your traction back, you’re car’s going to start to slow down, that’s the key,” explained Dennis Ferenchick, owner of Quad A Driving Academy, in 2023.

This is in addition to the vehicle restrictions PennDOT had in place yesterday afternoon.

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