In the face of possible frost on roads in the tri-state area, Sunday, New Jersey and Pennsylvania began implementing speed and vehicle restrictions.
NBC10’s First Warning Weather Team issued a First Warning 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for suburban Pennsylvania, Berks County, and the Lehigh Valley when a light but steady icing rain falls throughout the morning.
Both Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) issued a number of speed and vehicle restrictions effective Saturday night.
The following commercial vehicle travel restrictions will go into effect in New Jersey beginning at 2 a.m.:
- I-78, full length from Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
- I-80, full length from Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
- I-280, full length from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
- I-287, full length from NJ Line 440 to the New York State border
- NJ Route 440, from Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
Commercial vehicle travel restrictions apply to:
- All tractor trailers (exceptions are listed in the Administrative Order)
- Truck with empty straight CDL weight
- Passenger cars pull trailers
- Entertainment media
This restriction does NOT apply to:
- The New Jersey Turnpike
- The Garden State Parkway
- Atlantic City Expressway
- Public safety vehicle, sworn public safety officer and civilian; as well as other employees who directly support healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as fuel or food delivery. For a complete list of activities or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban, see the Administrative Order.
The following restrictions are in effect in Pennsylvania:
Effective at 10:00pm, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following roads at Level 1 of the Commonwealth’s weather events plan. :
- Interstate 70 from PA Turnpike to the West Virginia border; and
- Full length of I-79.
Effective at 11:00 p.m., Level 4 restrictions are scheduled on PA Turnpike I-76 (Main Road) in both directions from Cranberry (Exit 28) to Breezewood (Exit 161).
Effective at midnight, Level 3 and Level 4 restrictions are planned for the following lanes:
- I-70 from Maryland border to PA Turnpike (Level 3);
- Full length of I-99 (Tier 4); and
- I-80 from I-79 to I-81 (Tier 4).
Effective at 2:00 a.m., Level 3 and Level 4 restrictions are planned for the following pathways:
- Full length of I-83;
- Full length of I-84;
- Full length of I-176;
- 22 United States from I-78 to the New Jersey border; and
- US 33 from I-80 to I-78.
- Full length of I-78;
- Full length of I-81;
- Full length of I-180;
- Full length of I-380;
- I-80 from I-81 to the New Jersey border; and
- PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) in both directions from Breezewood (Exit 161) to Reading (Exit 286).
Effective at 5:00 a.m. Level 4 restrictions are planned on PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) in both directions from Reading (Exit 286) to Bensalem (Exit 351) as well as the entire length of I-476 (Northeastern Extension) in both directions
Under Level 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not allowed on the affected roads:
- Tractors without trailers;
- Tractors towing unladen or lightly loaded trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
- Tractors towing unladen trailers or light trailers;
- Accompanying cargo vans that meet the definition of a CMV;
- Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
- Recreational vehicles/motorcycles;
- School buses, commercial buses and coaches; and
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories-weather/nj-pa-issue-vehicle-and-speed-restrictions-ahead-of-icey-weather/3101536/ NJ, Pennsylvania Speed Limits and Vehicle Issues Before Frosty Weather – NBC10 Philadelphia