TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced some restrictions to commercial traffic during today’s passing snowstorm.
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 6 a.m., Sunday, February 7 based on the forecast for heavy snow.
“Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state early Sunday morning and move northward, resulting in difficult driving conditions,” Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads on Sunday.”
The NJDOT advises residents to stay at home.
The commercial vehicle travel restriction will be in place for the entire length of the following highways in both directions:
•I-78, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
•I-80, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
•I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)•I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border•NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
•Alltractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
•Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
•Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
This restriction DOES NOT apply to:
•The New Jersey Turnpike
•The Garden State Parkway
•The Atlantic City Expressway
•Public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel; as well as other personnel directly supporting healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as providing fuel or food.
“In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of snow and ice, motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response,” the NJ DOT said.