A dusting of snow made travel a little wet but otherwise normal in Monmouth County on Monday morning.
Alex N. Gecan, @GeeksterTweets
A brief overnight storm snarled traffic and mass transit Monday morning as the Garden State readies for a second overnight storm Monday night.
There were speed restrictions in effect on both the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike Monday and New Jersey Transit reported alerts on several of its rail and bus lines.
The Parkway had a 45-mile-per-hour speed restriction from the southern terminus in Cape May all the way to mile marker 90 in Brick due to road conditions and salting operations, according to 511nj.org, the state’s traffic monitoring website.
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On the Turnpike there was a 45-mph restriction between exits 3 and 6 due to salting operations, according to 511nj.org. Plow trucks were operating between the Delaware Memorial Bridge at the bottom of the state and Exit 3 early Monday morning.
Ocean Grove’s unofficial mascot, Ralph, sits at his command post covered in a light snowfall, as one spectator takes in the view ahead of his workday.
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Further north on the Turnpike, in Teaneck, a crash with injuries had blocked all the northbound express lanes, according to 511nj.org. That crash was also affecting traffic on Interstate 80.
The pedestrian walkway on the Ben Franklin Bridge into Pennsylvania was also closed, according to 511nj.org.
Seastreak announced possible delays on its ferries between the Bayshore and New York.
New Jersey Transit announced the following alerts Monday morning:
- On the Northeast Corridor Line, the 8 a.m. train from Trenton was canceled on account of mechanical problems, so the 8:11 train was making extra stops. the 7:23 and 7:31 trains out of Trenton were running 10 minutes late.
- On the Morris and Essex Line the 7:18 a.m. train from Maplewood was runnign 10 minutes late.
- On the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis line the 7:51 a.m. train out of Waldwick was running 15 minutes late.
- On the Montclair-Boonton line the 8:07 a.m. train from Montclair Heights was 20 minutes late.
- Bus service into and out of Manhattan was running 15 minutes late after a crash on teh Cross Bronx Expressway backed up traffic. The transit utility was corss-honoring tickets and passes on the Main/Bergen/Port Jervis and Pascack Valley rail lines.
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Alex N. Gecan: @GeeksterTweets; 732-643-4043; firstname.lastname@example.org
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