Motorists urged to limit travel as crews complete work to clear roads
(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction will be lifted effective at 5 pm today, Sunday, February 7 for all highways.
All vehicles previously listed in the restriction are able to resume normal travel effective on the following highways in both directions:
- 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-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
- I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
- NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
State Highways are generally in good condition, but roads are wet and slippery. The main concern is for refreeze tonight.Our crews will continue to work through the night to make sure roads are in good condition for the morning commute tomorrow.
If you don’t have to go out tonight, please stay home. If you must drive tonight, 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. Stay clear of plows, spreaders and emergency responders so they are able to do their jobs safely.
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, www.Ready.NJ.govand NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information. For NJDOT news and updates follow us on the NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT.