New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction

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Update: The travel restriction has been lifted at 6 a.m. on Monday.

The New Jersey State Police have announced that a commercial vehicle travel restriction went into effect on Sunday at 3 p.m. due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm.

The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies for the following roadways:

• 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 commercial vehicle travel restriction does NOT apply to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:

• All tractor-trailers
• Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
• Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
• Recreational vehicles
• Motorcycles

Trucks already in New Jersey are encouraged to use truck stops or rest areas during the restriction. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders.

Residents and motorists should avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response. If you do not have to be on the roads during the storm, please stay home. If you must go out, drive slowly, fill your gas tank, charge your phone, pack blankets, water and non-perishable food items.

Updated at 6:58 a.m.

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