Governor Murphy issued a State of Emergency order issued at 7:00 on Tuesday - March 20, 2018
Commercial Vehicle Travel Ban
On Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m., a commercial vehicle travel ban was issued for the entire length of the following roadways: I-78, I-80, I-280, and I-287 by the N J State Office of Emergency Management.
Please read below for additional information:
*The commercial vehicle travel ban APPLIES to:
Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
*The commercial vehicle travel ban DOES NOT APPLY to:
Public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel, including those providing services at correctional facilities, and private sector security personnel;
Public works vehicles and public works personnel, including contract personnel supporting public works operations;
Public transportation vehicles and public transportation personnel, including contract personnel supporting public transportation operations;
Government personnel conducting official business;
Utility company vehicles and personnel, including contract personnel supporting utility response and restoration efforts;
Personnel directly supporting public storm response operations, including but not limited to emergency shelter personnel;
Personnel supporting human services facilities, including but not limited to residential housing programs and human services shelter operations;
Healthcare personnel, including home healthcare personnel, personal care assistants, and veterinary personnel;
Personnel delivering or supporting services at healthcare facilities, including those that provide long-termcare and mental health care, as well as hospitals and other healthcare facilities;
Vehicles and personnel providing critical supplies to healthcare facilities, including those that provide long-term care and mental health care, as well as hospitals and other healthcare facilities;
Private sector snow removal equipment engaged in, or traveling in connection with the removal or clearance of snow and ice from public or private sector facilities;
Patients traveling for the purpose of receiving urgent critical care, and persons traveling with those patients who are necessary to facilitate that urgent critical care;
Travel necessary to maintain critical private sector facilities, services and operations, and to deliver or support critical private sector services and supplies, in critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, fuel, financial systems, and the provision of critical commodities;
Travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, pharmacies, food stores, and hardware stores.
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