There is a strong snowstorm that is likely to impact the northeastern supply chain, as heavy snowfall and 40mph wind gusts are expected from Wednesday, 12/16 evening, into Thursday, 12/17. This will likely affect supply chain networks on both the ground and in the air, as there will be travel restrictions and closures. New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey authorities have taken actions in preparation for the snowstorm.
New York City is expected to get nearly one foot of snow, and as a result the NYC MTA is implementing an empty tractor trailer and tandem ban on their facilities beginning at 4pm on Wednesday, 12/16. All Terminals and Depots which comprise the NY port will be closed Thursday, 12/17.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing an empty tractor trailer ban as well, beginning at 1pm on Wednesday, December 16. A list of impacted roads is available here. In addition to this ban, the Truck Service Center will be closed Thursday, 12/17 due to the impending winter storm, and normal business hours will resume Friday, 12/18 at 6:30am.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is initiating commercial vehicle restrictions starting at 1pm on Wednesday, 12/16. Effected roadways can be found in the Administrative Order, here.
The commercial vehicle travel restriction effects all tractor trailers (with exceptions listed in the Administrative Order), Empty CDL-weighted trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and passenger vehicles pulling trailers. The restriction will not affect The New Jersey Turnpike, The Garden State Parkway, the Atlantic City Expressway, public safety vehicles, sworn and public safety personnel, and other operations or personnel that are exempt from the travel ban as listed in the Administrative Order.
If there are any significant changes, we will continue to update our clients. For questions on restrictions and closures please reach out to your Mohawk Global representative.