States lift truck travel restrictions; new storm in the works


Travel is returning to normal in much of the Midwest and Northeast today following the weekend’s winter storm that prompted restrictions on commercial vehicles in several states.

Weather-related bans on tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles have been lifted in:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

However, there are reports of widespread power outages in the Northeast where low temperatures and high winds persist today causing severe windchills.

And, we’re not out of the woods yet as another nationwide winter storm is forecast for later this week.

The bad news, according to the Weather Channel, is the storm will move eastward from Utah and deliver snow and some ice to much of the Midwest and into the Northeast again.

The good news is that it will not be as severe as the one that caused trucking traffic trauma this past weekend. There will be less snow and temperatures will be much more moderate.