PennDOT lifts speed restrictions for I-83 and Route 30
Update: At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, PennDOT lifted the speed restrictions that had been in place since 5:30 a.m. on major highways in central Pennsylvania.
Speed limits have returned to normal on I-83 and Route 30 in York County.
Update: The winter weather moving through Pennsylvania has prompted the state to issue speed restrictions for major highways — including Interstate 83 and Route 30 in York County.
The speed limit on I-83 north from the Maryland border has been reduced to 45 mph, and the speed limit on Route 30 has been reduced to 45 mph in local areas where it is normally high than that, according to the state Department of Transportation.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Reported earlier: Snow, rain and fluctuating temperatures could result in some dangerous road conditions in York County this week.
Craig Evanego, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said snow could start before dawn Wednesday, Feb. 7, accumulating between 1 and 2 inches of snow.
It will then become sleet and freezing rain later in the morning, before becoming rain later in the day as temperatures rise.
“We’re expecting temperatures to go up into the upper 30s," he said.
The rain will continue until the early evening, Evanego said. Temperatures are then expected to drop again.
"Anything that's slushy or wet will probably re-freeze Wednesday night," he said.
Evanego said that could cause problems for the Thursday morning commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin and Fulton counties. It will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.