New York And New Jersey Issue Truck Bans Due To Severe Winter Storm

Connecticut has also issued a travel ban for non-emergency vehicles and shut down all state roads.

New York And New Jersey Issue Truck Bans Due To Severe Winter Storm

Blizzard-like conditions have forced transportation officials in New York and New Jersey to issue transportation restrictions — including tractor trailer bans on several major highways.

This morning New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a tractor trailer ban which went into effect at 9 a.m. Per the Governor’s order, tractor trailers will not be allowed on the New York State Thruway as well as the following interstates: I-81, I-84, I-86/Route 17, I-88.

New Jersey transportation officials have issued truck bans in the following areas:

  • On I-95 in both directions south of Delaware River/Scudder Falls Bridge in Ewing Twp. Speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph., Also all tandem, buses, empty trucks and car pulled trailers will be banned.
  •  On I-78 in both directions west of I-78 Toll Bridge in Phillipsburg. Speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph., Also all tandem, buses, empty trucks and car pulled trailers will be banned.
  •  On I-80 in both directions west of I-80 Toll Bridge in Hardwick Twp. Speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph., Also all tandem, buses, empty trucks and car pulled trailers will be banned.

Additionally, Connecticut has issued a total travel ban except for emergency situations, totally shutting down all state roads.

Last night Pennsylvania issued a ban for tandem truck and empty trailers on any interstate or expressway east of I-99.