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Posted Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions on Interstate Highways starts at 9 a.m.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation reminds motorists that a Winter Weather Congestion Alert in is effect today, and that Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency that began at 5 a.m., due to today’s impending storm.Morris County OEM logo

The NJ State Police has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction that will take effect starting at 9 a.m. today.

Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction

The restriction in New Jersey applies to the entire length of the following roadways:

  • I-295
  • I-76
  • I-676
  • I-195
  • I-78
  • I-80
  • I-280
  • I-287

The restriction DOES NOT apply to:

  • New Jersey Turnpike
  • Garden State Parkway
  • Atlantic City Expressway

The commercial vehicle travel restriction in New Jersey applies to the following vehicles:

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

The NJ DOT is reminding motorists:

  • Always STAY CLEAR of plows and spreading trucks.  If they are behind you, let them pass
  • DO NOT PASS between trucks that are in a plow formation
  • Be patient and use caution
  • Have a preparedness kit in your car with water, charged mobile phone, blanket, and snacks

For winter weather and preparedness updates, motorists are encouraged to check the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management’s website, and NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information. For NJDOT news and updates follow us on the NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NJDOT_info.