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NJ State Police issues commercial travel restriction

UPDATE: New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced the commercial vehicle travel restriction has been lifted effective Monday, March 4, at 6:00 a.m. All vehicles previously listed in the restriction will be able to resume normal travel.

Original Story: A commercial vehicle travel restriction due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm was announced by New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan.

The commercial vehicle travel restriction will start at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 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 (entire length)
• I-676 (entire length)
• I-76 (entire length)

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

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

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.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Jay Edwards | For WRNJ)