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New Jersey’s roads begin to recover from blizzard Sunday

NJ Transit clears a parking lot
NJ Transit clears a parking lot (NJ Transit)

New Jersey roads are returning to normal as the sun comes out following Saturday’s blizzard.

The George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing all reopened at 7 a.m. as a ban on New York travel ended.

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NJ Transit remained shut down Sunday morning..The transit agency has not given any indication when it will resume service on its rail, bus and light rail lines, though its Access Link service was set to resume at noon. Gov. Chris Christie, however, told ABC 7 that NJ Transit should resume service by noon on Sunday.

Earlier, NJ Transit said federally mandated inspections had to be done before service could start. Patrol trains ran all through the storm to keep tracks clear of snow and ice.

SEPTA, with service in-and-out of Trenton and West Trenton, expected to begin running regional rail service at 10 a.m. The hi-speed PATCO rail between South Jersey and Philadelphia was running on a “snow schedule.” Sunday Amtrak reported it would continue operating with a modified schedule on the Northeast Corridor on Sunday.

New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Israel said most of the state’s roads and ramps were clear Sunday morning, but his crews were still plowing and moving snow that blew onto the road.

“We’re also going to be taking care of ramps, jughandles and pushing back shoulders to give traffic more space,” Israel said.

Speeds on the New Jersey Turnpike,  Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway remained at 35 mph for their entire lengths as full clean-up continued Sunday.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports that Route 18 in East Brunswick remained closed between Cranbury Road and Milltown Road due to a fallen power line early Sunday. The White Horse Pike in Atlantic City and Route 47 in Wildwood remained closed due to flooding.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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