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Nearly 2.3M motorists to travel Pa. turnpike over the holiday

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HARRISBURG, PAa. — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reminds motorists that most holiday travelers will be in their cars. Planning and extra caution should be undertaken.

“We anticipate that almost 2.3 million vehicles will be on the PA Turnpike over the course of the four-day holiday period,” says Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “Before you head out on your road trip, plan accordingly and be aware that extra cars mean more traffic and perhaps more accidents. Put your phone down. Slow down. Pay careful attention and take regular breaks.”