Vacation limitations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania thanks to wintertime storm

NEW YORK Metropolis (WPVI) — Officers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have issued some vacation restrictions due to the winter storm.

NEW JERSEY Constraints

Division of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a industrial motor vehicle vacation restriction on several Interstate highways in New Jersey dependent on the forecast for large snow and sturdy winds.

The vacation limitations are getting coordinated with neighboring states.

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In addition to the professional restrictions, all motorists are strongly inspired to keep off the streets, notably Sunday night and Monday. The safest place to be is at residence.

The commercial auto journey restriction that started at noon on Sunday will be in put for the duration of the following highways in the two directions:

I-76, from the Walt Whitman Bridge (Pennsylvania border) to NJ Route 42
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-195, from I-295 to NJ Route 138
I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York Point out border
I-295, from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the Scudders Falls Bridge (Pennsylvania border)
I-676, from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Pennsylvania border) to I-76
NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
The industrial auto journey restriction applies to:
All tractor-trailers (exceptions as outlined in the Administrative Buy)
Vacant straight CDL-weighted trucks
Passenger autos pulling trailers
Recreational autos

This restriction DOES NOT apply to:
The New Jersey Turnpike
The Backyard Condition Parkway
The Atlantic Metropolis Expressway

Community protection autos, sworn and civilian community security personnel as perfectly as other personnel instantly supporting health care facilities or vital infrastructure this sort of as offering fuel or food stuff. For a comprehensive checklist of functions or personnel that are exempt from the vacation ban, see the Administrative Get.

Why the I-95 Corridor can be the dividing line between snow & rain

Trucks that are already in New Jersey when the journey limitations go into location are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to hold out out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.

New Jersey has activated additional than 3,000 plows and salt spreaders prepared to crystal clear point out highways.

Residents and motorists must avoid driving except if you are an crucial worker wanted for emergency response. If you do not have to be on the roadways through the storm, keep property. If you will have to drive, do so carefully and approach your visits appropriately, highway situations can change in an instant.

Snow emergencies and closings all through the Philadelphia region

If you see crews on the roads, you should keep back and do not go them. They are clearing the roadways for your safety. If you have to push, NJDOT advises motorists to:

Leave early and let more time
Make certain your automobile is totally fueled
Sluggish DOWN, and obey posted speed boundaries
Go away a safe and sound following length in between cars
Use warning on bridges and ramps
Constantly Stay Distinct of plowing and spreading vans. If they are powering you, permit them pass

DO NOT pass concerning vehicles that are in a plow development
If you are driving and street problems deteriorate, PULL OFF someplace risk-free and wait it out
Be individual and use caution
Hold an unexpected emergency kit in your automobile with a mobile cell phone charger, h2o, treats and other items. See the NJ Place of work of Emergency Managements internet website for far more facts.

Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information and facts web-site for serious-time journey data.


In response to winter weather conditions situations all through Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, the Pennsylvania Office of Transportation (PennDOT) will implement Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s climate celebration car restriction system on all interstates in the Philadelphia Area at 2:00 PM. This incorporates the pursuing roadways: I-76, I-95, I-295, I-476 and I-676.

Underneath Tier 1 limits, the following automobiles are not permitted on afflicted roadways:

– Tractors devoid of trailers
– Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open up trailers or tank trailers
– Tractors towing unloaded or flippantly loaded tandem trailers
– Enclosed cargo supply vans that satisfy the definition of a CMV
– Passenger vehicles (vehicles, SUV’s, pickup vans, and many others.) towing trailers
– Leisure motor vehicles/motorhomes
– Faculty buses, industrial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Units (ATD’s)
– Bikes

A 45-mph pace restriction stays in effect on the interstates outlined earlier mentioned as properly as the following significant roadways:

U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422 and
State Routes 63, 100 Spur and 309.
The car and speed restrictions will remain in spot right up until situations warrant their removal.

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