A tractor trailer ban has been instated in New York and New Jersey as yet another winter storm bears down on the East coast.
The ban in New Jersey began at 8:00 p.m. on March 20th, and the New York ban began at around 6:00 a.m. on March 21st.
In New Jersey, the commercial vehicle travel ban is in effect for the entire length of the following interstates:
In New York, the commercial travel ban applies to these roadways:
I-84 to the Connecticut border
I-95 to the Connecticut border
I-87 (Thruway) in both directions (north/south) between Exit 1 (NYC Line) and Exit 17 (I-84)
I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) in both directions (east/west) between Exit 1 (Route 119) and Exit 12 (I-95/Midland Avenue)
I-95 (New England Thruway) in both directions (north/south) from the NYC Line to the Connecticut Line
I-84 in both directions (east/west) between the PA Line and Connecticut Line
I-684 in both directions (north/south) between the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-84
Due to weather conditions, tractor trailers, short and long tandems trailers, are restricted from entering the following roadways:
I-84 from PA to CT
I-684 from I-84 to Hutchinson Rvr Parkway
Thruway from I-84 (exit 17) to Exit 1 (NYC line)
I-287 Exit 1-12
I-95 NYC to CT line
— NewYorkStatePolice (@nyspolice) March 21, 2018
In both states, the travel ban applies to:
Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
The hazardous winter weather has also forced the cancellation of 1,300 flights total at the LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports in New York.
Officials say the ban will remain in place “until further notice,” with no estimated time of reopening.