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NJ, Pennsylvania Speed ​​Limits and Vehicle Issues Before Frosty Weather – NBC10 Philadelphia

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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
  • Motorcycle

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:

Level 3

  • 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.

Level 4

  • 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
  • motorcycle.

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

Aila Slisco

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