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I-80 EB Passing Lane Closed East of Lightstreet

6:45 PM Update... Both lanes of I-80 EB are now open.

Motorists in Columbia County are advised that the passing lane of Interstate 80 eastbound is closed just east of Light Street.

Motorists should be alert for slow-moving traffic and drive with caution through the area.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

Officers Attempt to Stop Vehicle, Flees at 100 MPH

Bloomsburg Police attempted to stop a vehicle driving erratically around 2:00 AM Sunday, resulting in a high-speed pursuit with speeds reaching around 100 MPH.

The driver fled towards Catawissa on SR-487, eventually leaving the roadway at the top of Riverhill Dr to attempt losing officers in a field. Officers described the driver as being dangerous with the vehicle.

Officers from Bloomsburg University, Briar Creek Township, Catawissa Borough, Hemlock Township, Locust Township, Montour Township, Scott Township, South Centre Township, and State Police Bloomsburg assisted.

Speed Reduced to 45 MPH on I-80 in North Central PA

Due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on Interstate 80 to 45 miles per hour in north central Pennsylvania.

Motorists should drive with caution.

Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.


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