The New Jersey State Police have issued a commercial vehicle travel ban on several major roadways ahead of a winter storm.
This morning, the New Jersey State Police announced a major truck travel ban “due to the anticipated severity of an impending winter storm.”
The travel ban affects all tractor trailers and goes into effect at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20.
The truck ban will be in effect on the following interstates:
• I-195 (entire length)
• I-78 (entire length)
• I-80 (entire length)
• I-280 (entire length)
• I-287 (entire length)
• I-295 (entire length)
• I-676 (entire length)
• I-76 (entire length)
The New Jersey State Police say that the truck ban does not apply to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or the Atlantic City Expressway.
New Jersey troopers are encouraging truck drivers who are already in the state to wait out the storm at truck stops or rest areas. Truckers are asked not to park the shoulder of the roadway because it can interfere with the snow removal process.
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