PennDOT has shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Venango County due to a multi-vehicle accident.

The lanes were shut down at around 11 am from Exit 35 (Route 308, Clintonville) to Exit 24 (Route 8, Barkeyville/Franklin/Oil City), which is located east of Mercer County.

The road is expected to open later today.

Earlier in the day PennDOT reduced speeds to 45 miles per hour on I-80 in Mercer and Venango Counties, and I-79 in Mercer, Crawford and Erie Counties due to weather conditions.