Roads, power, NJ Transit — Tuesday’s essential snow information (UPDATE)
As the storm continues into Tuesday, the state will see a second day of school, travel and government disruptions.
"Even though the snow and wind won't be nearly as intense, Tuesday looks like another wintry day across the Garden State. A few more inches of accumulation will be possible before this coastal storm system finally kicks out to sea Tuesday evening," New Jersey 101.5 Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow said.
NJ Transit announced its plans late Monday night to operate on a modified schedule on Tuesday.
Trucks will continue to be banned from some New Jersey highways and schools either have canceled classes completely or moved all instruction online for the day.
There have been few power outages despite heavy snow and gusty winds.
Moderate coastal flooding is also expected through several high tide cycles.
The Department of Transportation said it had 3,000 plows and salt spreaders ready to clear state highways. The state also has crews in position on Route 280 and the Jugtown Mountain area of Route 78 between exits 7 and 11 to handle disabled vehicles.
State offices are closed on Tuesday.
New Jersey had a commercial vehicle travel restriction that was lifted at noon Tuesday.
NJ Transit will resume service Monday on various schedules.
- Rail: Northeast Corridor (NEC), North Jersey Coast (NJCL) and Raritan Valley (RVL) rail lines will resume service at approximately 9 a.m. and will operate on Severe Weather Schedule Level 2. Pascack Valley, Main/Bergen County/Port Jervis, Montclair-Boonton, Morristown and Gladstone Branch rail lines will not operate prior to noon. Service will resume as soon as weather conditions permit safe operation. Upon resumption, these rail lines will operate on Severe Weather Schedule Level 2. The Atlantic City Line will operate on a normal weekday schedule
- Bus: North and Central New Jersey buses, including routes serving the Trenton-area, Newark-area and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, will not resume service prior to noon on Tuesday depending on weather conditions. South Jersey buses and Access Link Region 3 will operate on a normal schedule.
- Light Rail: The RiverLine will operate on a Sunday schedule. Newark Light Rail will resume service at noon and operate on a weekday schedule. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will resume at the start of the service day and operate on a Saturday/Sunday schedule for the entire service day.
Lakeland Bus Lines: No service on TuesdayPATCO: A snow schedule will be in effect again on TuesdayAmtrak will operate Northeast Regional and Acela service on a modified schedule on select routes in the Northeast on Tuesday,
PATH: All service was suspended as of 3 p.m. on Monday and said in a message on its Twitter account at 3 a.m. Tuesday service would be restored “when its safe to do so. We do not have a timeline for service restoration.”
- If power is lost, JCP&L, PSE&G, Atlantic City Electric and Orange & Rockland urge you to report the outage immediately. Power outages peaked at 5,000 customers across the state.
- 64 departures from Newark Liberty International Airport and 29 arrivals have been canceled for Tuesday, according to FlightAware.com as of 4:25 p.m. on Monday.
CORONAVIRUS TESTING/VACCINATION CENTERS
- All six of the state's vaccination centers will remain closed on Tuesday. Individual healthcare providers will reach out to reschedule any appointments.
- Union County's vaccination center at Kean University will be closed on Tuesday. Appointments will be moved to Saturday.
- Somerset County COVID Vaccination Clinic for Feb. 2 rescheduled to Thursday All 2/2 appointments will be honored at the same time on Thursday at Raritan Valley Community College.
- Atlantic County's COVID-19 drive thru testing center at 617 Dolphin Avenue in Northfield will be closed on Tuesday. All appointments will be honored at the same times on Thursday.
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