As the snowstorm wound down early Friday morning, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission lifted the 45 mph speed limit restriction on the entire turnpike, including the Northeastern Extension, at 10 a.m. Friday. However, the commission cautioned motorists to keep alert for changing weather conditions and to remember to remove all snow and ice from cars before hitting the road.
In case of an accident, breakdown or other emergency, the turnpike advises:
- Motorists can utilize the yellow emergency call boxes on the shoulder of the turnpike or dial *11 or 1-800-332-3880 to receive help.
- Be prepared to give your milepost location and direction of travel, plus move any vehicles out of the travel lanes if possible.
What will the weather be like this weekend?
Friday night is forecast to be bitterly cold, with low temperatures in the single digits below zero.
After that, the National Weather Service said Saturday will be sunny with a high near 25 in the Lehigh Valley, but the wind chill will make if feel more like -1 degrees.
Snow is likely again Sunday before 2 p.m., following by rain after 3 p.m., with a high near 35, the National Weather Service said.
Another shot of bitter cold air could invade the area by early next week.
Photo: A pipe bursts due to subfreezing temperatures (Patch file photo)