The New Jersey State Police have issued a travel ban for commercial vehicles ahead of Wednesday’s nor’easter due to the expected severity of the storm.
The travel ban includes interstates 78, 80, 280 and 287. Vehicles included in the ban include: all tractor-trailers, passenger vehicles pulling trailers, RVs, motorcycles and empty straight CDL-weighted trucks.
A ban is not in place for the Garden State Parkway or New Jersey Turnpike – but both highways have speed restrictions of 45 mph due to expected poor road conditions.
Officials say that New Jersey residents should try to avoid driving as much as possible Wednesday in order to allow road crews and emergency personnel access to the highways.
“If you must go out, drive slowly, fill your gas tank, charge your phone, pack blankets, water and nonperishable food items,” state police said in a Facebook post.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for New Jersey Tuesday evening ahead of the storm.