MORRIS COUNTY — Winter storm warnings have been issued for Morris County and other areas of New Jersey that could get anywhere from 4 to 8 inches on Sunday, and the Morris County COVID-19 vaccine mega-site was closed, and highway restrictions are in place (see the expected local snow totals, timing, impacts and local predictions below).
Patch will closely monitor the weather as the state deals with accidents and other issues across New Jersey, such as ice. Read more: NJ Weather: Latest Snow Estimates As Winter Storm Warning Issued
Patch will keep track of the snow totals every hour on Sunday. Read more: Who Got The Most Snow? NJ Town-By-Town Snow Totals
Here are the alerted areas:
Snow total estimates could rise if the weather stays cold across the state. Here are the expected snow accumulations in your area:
Gov. Phil Murphy announced three vaccine mega-sites were closed in New Jersey, including the one in Morris County.
Here is what to expect across the state:
Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches
WHEN…Until 7 p.m. on Sunday.
IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult particularly late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon.
Snowfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour will be possible within this heavy band, and isolated snowfall totals in excess of 8 inches will be possible.
Gale-force wind gusts are expected on the Atlantic coastal waters adjacent to Delaware and southern New Jersey on Sunday.
Any snow that melts on Sunday afternoon will refreeze Sunday night leading to icy conditions especially on untreated roads and bridges/overpasses Monday morning
Significant coastal flooding is not expected with this system.
Here is the timing:
New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction on multiple Interstate highways in New Jersey starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Winter weather is expected to begin in the southern region of the state early Sunday morning and move northward, resulting in difficult driving conditions. The travel restrictions are being coordinated with neighboring states. In addition to the commercial restrictions, all motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads on Sunday. The safest place to be is at home.
The commercial vehicle travel restriction will be in place for the entire length of the following highways in both directions:
I-78, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-80, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287
The commercial vehicle travel restriction applies to:
Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
This restriction DOES NOT apply to:
The New Jersey Turnpike
The Garden State Parkway
The Atlantic City Expressway
Public safety vehicles, sworn and civilian public safety personnel; as well as other personnel directly supporting healthcare facilities or critical infrastructure such as providing fuel or food. For a complete list of operations or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban, see the Administrative Order.
Trucks that are already in New Jersey when the travel restrictions go into place are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm – DO NOT PARK ON SHOULDERS.
Early Sunday morning, NJDOT will deploy its Incline Package assets on I-280 and I-78 at Jugtown mountain (between Exits 7 and 11), which includes pre-positioning towing assets, NJDOT Safety Service Patrol (SSP) trucks, and coordination with New Jersey State Police. Additional towing assets are prepositioned statewide to assist disabled vehicles to ensure Interstate and State highways remain clear for plow crews.
Here is a breakdown of snow, rain, wind speeds and temperatures for New Jersey, broken down county-by-county: