CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717-831-7507

February 3, 2014
Pa. Turnpike Now Open Between Carlisle and Breezewood

Accident at milepost 181 westbound has been cleared.

The Pa. Turnpike is now open westbound between Carlisle Interchange (#226) and Breezewood Interchange (#161). Emergency crews have cleared the scene of an earlier accident at milepost 181 westbound.

However, the reduced 45 mph speed limit is still effect on the Pa. Turnpike mainline from New Stanton Interchange (#75) to Morgantown Interchange (#298) due to the winter weather conditions.

Turnpike maintenance crews are actively treating the roadway throughout the region and the Turnpike's Traffic Operations Center will continue monitoring the weather across the system. If conditions improve, the restrictions will be lifted at the suitable time.

Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date travel information by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike's smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit