Amid a weather system that dropped several inches of heavy, slushy snow in York County on Sunday, Feb. 4, officials at PennDOT have reduced speeds on major roadways.

PennDOT placed 45 mile-per-hour speed limits on Interstate 83, Route 15 and Route 30 as of noon Sunday, according to a news release.

The Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.

The speed limits were implemented after a weather system early Sunday morning brought about 2-3 inches of snow and lingered until the early afternoon, according to Charles Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

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He doesn't expect more accumulation but said rain and sleet will taper off in the evening with temperatures settling in the low 30s.

A wind shift to the West should help evaporate some of the snow, Ross said, but commuters should "definitely be on the lookout" for ice blocks Monday morning.

A full list of roads under the temporary speed limit in South Central PA is below:

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties 

  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County

  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties

  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County

  • PA 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties

  • US 22/322 in Dauphin County and Perry counties

  • PA 581 in Cumberland County

  • US 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties

  • US 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties

  • US 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties

  • US 30 in York and Lancaster Counties

  • US 222 in Lancaster County, from US 30 to Berks County line

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