Truck bans issued in three states as another winter storm hammers Northeast

| March 21, 2018

A nor’easter has prompted states to institute truck bans on many Northeastern interstates.

The fourth nor’easter in less than three weeks to hit the Northeast has prompted several states to issue truck bans on interstates.

Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey have tractor-trailer restrictions in place until the storm passes through the region.

In Pennsylvania, trucks are banned from using the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s east-west main line from Ohio to New Jersey (I-76, I-70/76 and I-276), and the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476).

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has placed a commercial vehicle ban on I-78 and I-80, as well as I-280 and I-287.

Truckers traveling through New York are also restricted from driving on I-87 in both directions between exit 1 (the New York City line) and exit 17 (I-84), as well as I-287 in both direction between exit 1 and exit 12, I-95 in both directions from the NYC line to the Connecticut state line, I-84 between the Pennsylvania state line and the Connecticut line and I-684 in both direction between the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-84.

The storm, named Winter Storm Toby by The Weather Channel, is expected to dump as much as 18-24 inches of snow along the I-95 corridor through Thursday.

Those headed to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week can also expect snow on Wednesday.

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