With the passing storm across the state, officials have issued a travel restriction against commercial vehicles on multiple highways.
A commercial vehicle travel restriction has been issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, December 23 based on the forecast for rapidly falling temperatures that could result in flash freezes on wet roadways in the state.
In addition to rain, strong winds, and the possibility of snow and ice, New Jersey may experience treacherous driving conditions as the storm moves through. Additionally, motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel on Friday in addition to the commercial restrictions.
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 9 a.m. Friday, December 23 based on the forecast for rapidly falling temperatures that may lead to a flash freeze on wet roadways throughout the state.
New Jersey is expected to see rain, strong winds and the potential for snow and ice as the storm moves through and temperatures drop rapidly, which could make driving conditions treacherous. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel on Friday.
The commercial vehicle travel restriction will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, December 23 and will be in place until further notice for the following highways in both directions:
• Interstate 76 (entire length)
• Interstate 78 (entire length)
• Interstate 80 (entire length)
• Interstate 195 (entire length)
• Interstate 280 (entire length)
• Interstate 287 (entire length)
• Interstate 295 (entire length)
• Interstate 676 (entire length)
• New Jersey Route 440 (both directions from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287)
The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
• All tractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
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. For a
complete list of operations or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban, see the