SNOW SHOE – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that the rest areas closure at mile-marker 144 on Interstate 80 near Snow Shoe in Centre County is now a complete closure.
Vehicles are no longer permitted to enter the parking lot area until the closure is lifted.
The closures, which initially included just the restroom and vending machine facilities, were announced Tuesday in cooperation with the Mountaintop Regional Water Authority, which has asked customers to conserve due to a supply shortage. The facilities remain closed until further notice.
The next rest area available for motorists traveling westbound will be in Venango County near mile-marker 35. The next rest area available for motorists traveling eastbound is in Clinton County near mile-marker 194.
Information on the rest area closures is posted on PennDOT’s permanent message boards. The closure information will also be broadcast on the Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 on the AM dial. PennDOT thanks I-80 travelers for their patience during these inconvenient closures.
To help make decisions as to whether to travel during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.
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