Snow & Ice Slow Morning Commute, Could Impact Afternoon Travel

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STATE – Today’s winter storm, with precipitation switching from snow to sleet and freezing rain this morning, is causing delays on New Jersey roads. Speed restrictions are in place for the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and George Washington Bridge.

New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring tickets today and tomorrow and is reporting minor delays on several of its train lines.

Motorists can check current road conditions at the New Jersey Department of Transportation website, www.511nj.org. Mass transit customers can check www.njtransit.com for the latest travel alerts and advisories.

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New Jersey activated the State Emergency Operations Center, located at New Jersey State Police Headquarters in West Trenton, at 10 p.m. last night.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern and central New Jersey that remains in effect until tomorrow afternoon.

This morning’s sleet and freezing rain is expected to taper off and resume later tonight as a wintry mix of precipitation. Heavy freezing rain is possible late tonight into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service forecast. It could switch over to plain rain before tapering off Wednesday afternoon.

Ice accumulations of up to two thirds of an inch are possible on trees and utility wires by Wednesday morning.


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