Roads being cleared but slow going in New Jersey

New Jersey roads are slow-going as schools and government offices are closed during the year’s first major storm. Gov. Chris Christie ordered nonessential state workers to stay home for the day. 

New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Joe Dee says crews have made progress in plowing snow off highways. “Right now roads are snow covered but passable everywhere in the state. So of course we’re urging motorists who need to get out on the roads this morning to build in extra time and go slow, and certainly if you encounter a train of snow plows, stay behind them, don’t pass them.”

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso says there are system delays on rail and bus lines because of the snow. “New Jersey Transit service is operational this morning. We are serving our customers, but we are asking customers to do their part, to afford themselves ample time, and to use good judgment on their travels.” New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring all tickets today.

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