Storm Update: Restrictions Lifted from Area Roads

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Speed restrictions imposed early Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) on U.S. Routes 422, 202, and 30 – as well as on several area interstate highways, due to a winter storm that dumped ice and snow on western Montgomery County and much of southeastern Pennsylvania – were lifted in two stages Thursday afternoon and Friday morning (Feb. 19) by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Much of the storm had dissipated by that time.

Read The Post’s earlier story, published Thursday morning (below), about the imposition of speed restrictions due to the weather

Thursday Storm: Speed Restrictions on 422, 202, 30

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Restrictions limiting vehicle speeds to 45 miles an hour were posted Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021) at 5:30 a.m. by the District 6 regional office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on U.S. Routes 422, 202, and 30, as well as on Interstates 76, 95, 295, 476 and 676 “due to the intensity of the winter storm,” it announced.

There was no specific date or time reported for when restrictions might be lifted. PennDOT advised against traveling during the storm, if possible.

It also asked drivers “to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, Drivers should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.”

October 2009 photo by Doug Kerr via Flickr and Wikimedia, used under a Creative Commons license