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Slushy snow hits York County, PennDOT limits speeds
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.
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