Snow day! What to expect on NJ’s roads, mass transit Tuesday
TRENTON — The blizzard of 2017 arrived right on time with snow falling across North and Central Jersey and a wintry mix of rain, snow and sleet and along the shore.
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"We'll probably see South Jersey flip flop between rain and sleet/snow throughout the day. That mixing potential makes the snowfall forecast incredibly challenging. Someone is going to get a ton of snow (mainly north and west). Someone is not (mainly south and east). Where will that sharp cutoff line end up?" Townsquare Media New Jersey Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said early Tuesday morning.
Coastal flooding and a surge of 2 to 3 feet are a concern for the high tide cycle along the Jersey Shore between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. causing moderate flooding, according to Zarrow.
"It’ll be enough to flood the usual coastal roadways, that always flood during a major storm. Some road closures and lane diversions may be necessary, and property damage will be possible in low-lying areas," Zarrow said.
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Most public and private schools have closed in North and Central New Jersey.
- No travel ban is in effect in New Jersey but Gov. Chris Christie, State Police and the New Jersey DOT urge everyone to stay home unless absolutely necessary. "I urge all New Jerseyans to remain off the roads so we can safely and efficiently handle all emergency situations," Christie said in a tweet.
- Speeds reduced to 35 mph on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the interstates statewide.
- State Police said that if you get stuck on the interstate and state highways abandoned vehicles will be towed.
- Pennsylvania has banned motorcycles, buses, empty trailers, tandem truck trailers, RV's and towed trailers from entering the state
- NJ Transit bus and Access Link service suspended on Tuesday.
- Most NJ Transit rail and light rail service operating on a weekend schedule. Atlantic City line operating on a normal weekday schedule.
- NJ Transit is cross honoring between rail, light rail and buses.
- No NJ Transit service west of Raritan on the Raritan Valley Line, west of Dover on the Morris & Essex line and west of Bay Street on the Montclair-Boonton line.
- PATH is operating on a normal schedule with some service changes as needed.
- SEPTA regional rail is operating on a Saturday schedule.
- PATCO is operating on a special snow schedule.
- Amtrak Northeast Corridor operating on a modified schedule between Boston and Washington. No Accela service between New York and Boston and a modified schedule between New York and Washington.
- The outage maps for JCP&L, PSE&G and Atlantic CIty Electric are not reporting any major outages as of 5:45 a.m.
- 529 flights have been canceled out of Newark Liberty International Airport, or 87 percent of its total departures, were canceled for Tuesday, according to flightaware.com. 3,055 flights in-and-out of Newark, LaGuardia, JFK and Philadelphia have been canceled. Another 485 arrivals into Newark were also canceled.
- Many airlines are offering ticketed passengers one flight change at no charge.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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