Areas of traffic congestion could slow the morning commute

By Travis Kellar -

Some scattered congestion could add some time onto the commute to work and school this morning.

Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476. Scattered areas of traffic congestion are reported on Route 315, along with some heavy congestion near the Woodlands Inn. Route 115 is reporting scattered minor congestion in the area of East Mountain Boulevard.

The North Cross Valley Expressway is free of traffic congestion, but some could be encountered on the off-ramps.

Downtown, various streets are reporting scattered area of minor and heavy traffic congestion. Affected areas include:

• Wilkes-Barre / South Wilkes-Barre boulevards

• East Northampton Street

• Hazle Street

• Academy Street

• North / South Main streets

• East Market Street

• South Franklin Street

• West North Street

• North / South River streets

In Kingston, minor traffic congestion is reported on Northampton Street. Scattered congestion is also reported on Market Street and Wyoming Avenue, where the traffic can be heavy in some areas.

For up-to-date traffic information, including traffic cams, visit the Times Leader’s traffic page.

By Travis Kellar

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