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Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Motorists Still Being Urged to Avoid Travel and Be Wary of Icy Road Conditions

While still warning motorists of icy conditions, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction put into place yesterday on major roadways will be lifted effective 11 a.m., today, December 17.

The interstate highways that had been impacted by the restriction included:

  • I-78, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-80, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-195, from I-295 to NJ Route 138
  • I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
  • I-295, from I-195 to the Scudders Falls Bridge (Pennsylvania border)
  • NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287

State Highways are generally in good condition, but drifting snow and ice remain a concern. STORM UPDATE: Commercial Vehicle Travel Restrictions Lifted on All Interstate Highways as of 11 a.m. TodayMotorists should continue to use caution and drive carefully as there could be slippery roadways. State, county and local crews will continue to work through the day to make sure roads are in good condition for the evening commute. Stay clear of plows, spreaders and emergency responders so they are able to do their jobs safely.

If you are driving today, remember to clear snow and ice from your vehicle before you drive, plan extra travel time, and maintain a safe following distance from other vehicles. NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs throughout the storm to provide updates.

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 the NJDOT on the NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NJDOT_info.