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Traffic Routes in Northeast Nearly Back to Normal


Industry News The Trucker
Originally posted at The Trucker online.

An early report today from The Trucker magazine online announces that things are slowing coming back to normal along the East Coast in terms of travel.

The New York State Motor Truck Association reported at 10 a.m. EDT that the Tappan Zee Bridge was now open.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary announced that the Maryland DOT had authorized a 15 percent increase in truck weight limits on both Maryland state roads and the interstate highway system for vehicles making deliveries associated with relief efforts. All major toll bridges and tunnels, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, are reopened.

In New Jersey, the entire length of the Garden State Parkway has reopened.

A 129-mile stretch was closed in both directions from Woodbridge to the southern terminus because of flooding caused by Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie has tweeted that motorists shouldn’t drive unless absolutely necessary because 200 other state roads remain closed.

Read more route details including access points to Manhattan and the five boroughs at The Trucker website.


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