Governor Phil Murphy

**Winter Weather Congestion Alert**
ICYMI: NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol for Friday Storm Avoid Unnecessary Travel and Consider Telecommuting if possible

01/17/2019

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert and are implementing the Department’s Business Day Protocol based on the forecast for expected snow and freezing rain overnight tonight and into the morning commute tomorrow, Friday, January 18, which may result in 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.
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:

  • Avoid Unnecessary Travel during the storm
  • Consider Telecommuting, if possible
  • If you are driving, plan extra travel time
  • During the morning commute it may be best to leave later to give crews more time to clear roads and to spread traffic out over a longer period of time
  • 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 NJDOT Facebook page or on Twitter @NJDOT_info.