For Immediate Release:
Contact: Steve Schapiro
February 11, 2019
**Winter Weather Congestion Alert**
NJDOT advising motorists to plan ahead for upcoming storm
Incline Package will be deployed before Tuesday morning commute
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a
Winter Weather Congestion Alert
and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol for Tuesday, February 12, based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain this afternoon into tomorrow, which may result in difficult driving conditions.
The Department is advising motorists to
plan ahead. Snow is expected this afternoon in South Jersey and along the Shore that could affect today’s evening commute in those areas. Overnight and through Tuesday, snow is expected statewide, turning to freezing rain in parts of the state, which
may cause difficult driving conditions.
NJDOT will be deploying the necessary resources in advance of the storm and is coordinating its response with NJ Transit and the toll road authorities
to ensure the best response for New Jerseyans.
Early Tuesday morning, NJDOT will
deploy our Incline Package assets on I-280 and I-78 at Jugtown mountain (between Exits 7 and 11), which includes pre-positioning towing assets, NJDOT Safety Service Patrol (SSP) trucks, and coordination with New Jersey State Police.
In order for NJDOT and our regional and local transportation partners to safely and efficiently clear roadways of snow and ice, motorists need to
Clear the Roads so We Can Clear the Roads.
The Department and our transportation and law enforcement partners are recommending motorists:
Plan extra travel time for tonight’s commute in South Jersey and along the Shore
Consider Telecommuting tomorrow, if possible
Avoid Unnecessary Travel during the storm
If you are driving and road conditions deteriorate, PULL OFF
somewhere safe and wait it out
Always STAY CLEAR of plowing and spreading trucks. If they are behind you,
let them pass
DO NOT pass between trucks that are in a plow formation
Be patient and use caution
NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs throughout the storm to provide updates. Once conditions improve, NJDOT will lift the Winter Weather Congestion Alert. Motorists are encouraged to check
NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news and updates follow us on the
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