Pennsylvania, NJ enact journey restrictions beginning at midnight tonight

The Pennsylvania Division of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike are enacting journey restrictions forward of the winter storm anticipated to overspread a lot of the state beginning tonight.

A Tier 1 car restriction is deliberate for the next roadways starting at midnight on Monday, March 13, in accordance with the commonwealth’s climate occasion car restriction plan:

  • Interstate 80 from I-81 to the New Jersey border;
  • I-81 from I-80 to the New York border; and
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) from I-80 to I-81 Clarks Summit.

Beneath Tier 1 restrictions, the next autos are not permitted on affected roadways: Tractors with out trailersTractors towing unloaded or calmly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers; 

  • Tractors towing unloaded or calmly loaded tandem trailers; 
  • Enclosed unloaded or calmly loaded cargo supply vans/field vans that meet the definition of a CMV;
  • Passenger autos (vehicles, SUV’s, pickup vans, and so forth.) towing trailers;
  • Leisure autos/motorhomes;
  • College buses, business buses and motor coaches;
  • bikes. 

A Tier 3 car restriction is deliberate for the next roadways midnight on Monday, March 13, in accordance with the commonwealth’s climate occasion car restriction plan:

  • I-84, total size;
  • I-380, total size.

On roadways with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no business autos are permitted EXCEPT loaded single trailers and/or loaded enclosed cargo supply/field vans with chains or accepted Alternate Traction Units. Moreover, all faculty buses, business buses, motor coaches, bikes, RVs/motorhomes and passenger autos (vehicles, SUVs, pickup vans, and so forth.) towing trailers should not permitted on affected roadways whereas restrictions are in place. 

Restrictions might be communicated by way of variable message boards, the 511PA traveler data web site and smartphone apps. Motorists may also join customized alerts on the web site. 

New Jersey restricts journey

Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti late right now issued a business car journey restriction on a number of Interstate highways in New Jersey.

The business car journey restriction will start tonight at 8 p.m. Monday, March 13 and might be in place till additional discover for the next highways in each instructions:

  • I-78, total size from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-80, total size from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-280, total size from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
  • I-287, total size from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
  • NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287

The business car journey restriction applies to:

  • All tractor-trailers (exceptions as listed within the Administrative Order)
  • Empty straight CDL-weighted vans
  • Passenger autos pulling trailers
  • Leisure autos
  • Bikes

This restriction DOES NOT apply to:

  • The New Jersey Turnpike
  • The Backyard State Parkway
  • The Atlantic Metropolis Expressway
  • Public security autos, sworn and civilian public security personnel; in addition to different personnel immediately supporting healthcare amenities or crucial infrastructure comparable to offering gas or meals. 

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