Winter storm reduces speeds on northeastern Pa. highways

    Transportation officials are reducing speed limits on northeastern Pennsylvania highways as a winter storm continues to make roads slick.

    PennDOT dropped the speed limit on Interstates 80, 81, 84, and 380 in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Pike counties Monday to 45 mph.

    It says speeds on Interstate 380 in Monroe County are also being reduced to 45 mph.

    Officials are cautioning people against driving.

    They say crews are treating roadways and that they’ll be passable, but not necessarily free of ice and snow.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state.

    Most places will see less than an inch of snow and sleet. Northern counties could see up to 4 inches.

    A freezing rain advisory is in effect for western Pennsylvania until 1 p.m.

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