PennDOT reduces speed limits on highways in York County during snowstorm

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Snowfall increases by mid afternoon on Route 30 near North George Street during a winter storm in Manchester Township, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Dawn J. Sagert photo

PennDOT has reduced the speed limit on highways in York County during Monday's snowstorm.

Speed limits on Interstate 83, Route 30 and Route in York County have been reduced to 45 mph, according to 511PA, which is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Commercial vehicles are limited to the right lane on those roads, the website said.

York County remains under a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m.

Multiple vehicle crashes are being reported throughout York County, according to the York County 911 webcad.

Previous story: A snow squall warning is in effect for York County and other areas until 9:15 a.m., the National Weather Service announced.

The squall was located near Dover and moving east at 8:30, the NWS said.

A snow squall produces very heavy, blowing snow, and limited visibility could make travel dangerous, the service said.

The warning covers York, Adams and Lancaster counties, including Interstate 83 and a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

Previous story: York County is under a winter weather advisory from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Residents should expect to see total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and wind gusts up to 23 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow is expected to hit the area by 9 a.m. and taper off by early afternoon, according to the NWS. Forecasters predict heavy snow, falling around 1 inch per hour, during the late morning and afternoon. 

"Plan on slippery road conditions," the advisory states. "The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute."

York County will have a high of 38 on Monday and a low of 29, the forecast said.

The winter weather advisory also includes Dauphin, Lebanon and Lancaster counties. 

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.