Pennsylvania Officials Lift Travel Restrictions On I-90, I-86

WNY News Now File Image.

NORTH EAST – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have lifted travel restrictions on certain types of vehicles on Interstates 86 and 90 due to high winds, sleet and ice.

Officials issued restrictions at noon Saturday and until road conditions improved.

Earlier Saturday a crash involving multiple vehicles on I-90 eastbound between exit 45, North East, and the New York / Pennsylvania line closed the highway. Crews expect the motorway to reopen later Saturday afternoon.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected through Saturday evening.

Then, heavy lake effect snow will likely bring accumulations of 7 to 14 inches in the most persistent snow bands Saturday night through Monday morning.

Gusty winds will also likely impact the region with gusts as high as 50 mph Saturday night, producing blowing and drifting snow.

Viewers can submit weather photos and videos via email ( or on social media.

To track the storm, and for updates, download the WNYNewsNow Mobile App on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.