Latest winter storm bans truck travel in NY & NJ

NJ truck ban

New York and New Jersey joined Pennsylvania in banning commercial vehicle travel because of the latest winter storm on the East Coast.

New York State banned tractor-trailers effective 8 a.m. this morning (Wednesday March 21) until further notice. Included are:

  • I-87 Between Exit 1 (NYC Line) and Exit 17 (I-84 Interchange at Newburgh) in both directions
  • Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) between Exits 1 – 12 in both directions
  • I-95 between NYC Line to Connecticut State Line in both directions

The New Jersey State Police announced a commercial vehicle travel ban due to the latest winter storm along the East Coast. Pennsylvania announced a similar ban with the storm expected to deliver as much as 18 inches of snow in some locations.

The ban was announced Tuesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. for all of:

  • I-78
  • I-80
  • I-280
  • I-287

The commercial vehicle travel ban applies to: ·

  • All tractor-trailers
  • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Motorcycles

Th New Jersey State Police encouraged drivers already in the state to use truck stops or rest areas during the ban. In order for road crews to effectively plow, drivers should not park on shoulders.

The troopers also said residents and motorists should avoid driving unless they are essential employee needed for emergency response.