(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert for Friday, March 1, based on the forecast for expected snow beginning tomorrow morning, which may result in difficult driving conditions during the morning commute.
The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead and to allow extra travel time for the morning commute, particularly in South Jersey. Snow is expected to begin tomorrow morning in South Jersey and move north, which may cause difficult driving conditions.
NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans.
In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of snow and ice, motorists need to stay clear of plows and spreaders so they can clear the roads.
The Department and our transportation and law enforcement partners are recommending motorists:
- Plan extra travel time for the morning commute
- Remove snow from your vehicle before you drive
- Always STAY CLEAR of plowing 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
NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs throughout the storm to provide updates. Once conditions improve, NJDOT will lift the Winter Weather Congestion Alert.
For winter weather and preparedness updates, motorists are encouraged to check the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management’s website, www.Ready.NJ.gov and NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.orgfor real-time travel information. For NJDOT news and updates follow us on the NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NJDOT_info.