NJ, Pennsylvania Issue Vehicle and Speed Restrictions Ahead of Icy Weather – NBC10 Philadelphia

Before possible icy conditions on the roads of the Tri-State area on Sunday, New Jersey and Pennsylvania began implementing vehicle and speed limits.

The NBC10 Weather First Alert Team has issued a first alert from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for suburban Pennsylvania, Berks County and the Lehigh Valley where light but steady freezing rain falls through the morning.

no Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) It issued several speed and vehicle restrictions that went into effect Saturday night.

Travel restrictions on the following commercial vehicles have been set to take effect in New Jersey beginning at 2 a.m.:

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

Commercial vehicle travel restrictions apply to:

  • All tractor trailers (exceptions as mentioned in the administrative order)
  • Empty inline CDL weigh trucks
  • Passenger cars tow trailers
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Motorcycles

This limitation does not apply to:

  • New Jersey Turnpike
  • State park parkway
  • Atlantic City Highway
  • public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel; In addition to other employees who directly support healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as providing fuel or food. For a complete list of operations or personnel exempt from the travel ban, see the administrative order.

The following restrictions are in effect in Pennsylvania:

As of 10:00 PM, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following roads in Level 1 of the Vehicle Restriction Scheme for the Commonwealth Weather Event:

  • Interstate 70 from the PA Turnpike to the West Virginia border; And
  • The full length of I-79.

As of 11:00 PM, Level 4 curbs are planned on PA Turnpike I-76 (main line) in both directions from Cranberry (Exit 28) to Breezewood (Exit 161).

In effect at midnight, Level 3 and Level 4 restrictions are planned for the following routes:

  • I-70 from the Maryland border to PA Turnpike (level 3);
  • full length of I-99 (level 4); And
  • I-80 from I-79 to I-81 (level 4).

As of 2:00 AM, Level 3 and Level 4 restrictions are planned for the following methods:

Level 3

  • the entire length of I-83;
  • full length of I-84;
  • full length of I-176;
  • US 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey border; And
  • US 33 from I-80 to I-78.

Layer 4

  • full length of I-78;
  • the entire length of I-81;
  • full length of I-180;
  • the full length of the I-380;
  • I-80 from I-81 to the New Jersey border; And
  • PA Turnpike I-76 (main line) in both directions from Breezewood (Exit 161) to Reading (Exit 286).

In effect at 5:00 a.m., Level 4 restrictions are planned on PA Turnpike I-76 (main line) in both directions from Reading (Exit 286) to Bensalem (Exit 351) as well as the full length of I-476 (Northeast Extension ) in both directions

Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on the affected roads:

  • Tractors without trailers
  • tractors towing enclosed trailers, open trailers or unloaded or lightly loaded tanker trailers;
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;
  • closed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of CMV;
  • Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
  • recreational vehicles/mobile homes;
  • school buses, commercial buses and car buses; And
  • Motorcycles.


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