Posted Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Governor Phil Murphy has issued a State of Emergency for the entire state effective Saturday, January 19, at 12:00 p.m., ahead of the impending weekend storm.

Additionally, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel restriction due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm.

Effective Saturday, January 19, at 12:00 p.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel restriction 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 (including and between exits 60-76)

The commercial vehicle travel restriction does NOT apply to the following roadways:

  • New Jersey Turnpike
  • Garden State Parkway

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.