Updates from Morris County: Get the latest on COVID-19

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Morris County OEM logoGood morning,

Morris County government facilities will be closed today, Wednesday, 3/21/18 for non-essential employees.

Also, the state has announced that the Morris County Courthouse will be closed for business today.

In addition, the N.J. State Police have announced a commercial vehicle travel ban which went into effect last evening, Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m., for the entire length of following roadways:

  • I-78
  • I-80
  • I-280
  • I-287

The commercial vehicle travel ban 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 ban. 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.

Be safe. 

Jeffrey S. Paul,  Director, Office of Emergency Management

Morris County Dept. of Law & Public Safety