UPDATE (10:30 AM Friday February 25)
All travel restrictions have been lifted.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE —————
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has issued a ban on commercial vehicle travel on many interstates due to dangerous winter weather conditions.
As of midnight on Friday, February 25, commercial vehicle travel restrictions are in place on the following roadways until further notice:
• I-78, entire length from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-80, entire length from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-280, entire length from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
• I-287, entire length from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
• NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
• All tractor trailers (exceptions as listed in the Administrative Order)
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
This 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.
Officials ask truck drivers who are already in New Jersey when the travel restrictions go into place to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.
“NJDOT is coordinating with all state and regional transportation agencies to ensure the most effective response to the storm. In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of ice, motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response,” NJDOT said.
Visit 511nj.org for the latest travel information from NJDOT.