PennDOT lowers Philadelphia-area speed limit to 45 mph amid storm

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) decreased  speed limits for several highways in the Philadelphia area on Monday amid winter storm conditions.

Drivers on Interstates 676, 476, 95, and 76; State Routes 63, 100 Spur and 309; and U.S. Routes 422, 202, 30, and 1 are now under a 45 mph speed limit.

PennDOT has taken the measure in its efforts to avoid closing the highways altogether as it works to keep them passable by clearing snow and ice and treating roads.

PennDOT is encouraging residents to avoid traveling if it is not necessary.

Those who must travel despite the weather can monitor road conditions online at www.511PA.com, where they can look up over 40,000 miles of roadways, with color-coded winter conditions shown for 2,900 of those miles. PennDOT advises drivers to check conditions online before hitting the roads.

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