New Jersey bans CMVs from multiple interstates

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has issued a truck travel ban on several interstates as a winter storm bears down on the state.

As of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, a commercial vehicle travel ban is in place on the following roadways:

  • 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 138I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
  • I-295, from I-195 to the Scudders Falls Bridge (Pennsylvania border)NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287

The travel ban applies to the following vehicle types:

  • All tractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
  • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Motorcycles

The travel 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 Administrative Order.

NJ DOT also states that “trucks that are already in New Jersey when the travel restrictions go into place are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.”

Pennsylvania also put truck travel restrictions in place effective Wednesday at 1 p.m.