Winter Transit Information for Your Safe Travels

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A motorist drives down an icy road. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A motorist drives down an icy road. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Another winter storm is heading our way and CBSNewYork has the transit details to get you safely where you need to be.

Forecasters are predicting the snow will fall during the early part of Friday morning’s commute. Snow accumulations are expected to be between 3-6 inches.

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NJ Transit Information:

Systemwide Cross-Honoring in Effect: To give customers additional travel options during expected winter weather conditions, NJ TRANSIT will offer full systemwide cross-honoring all day Friday, January 21, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode—rail, bus or light rail. For example, customers who normally take the bus from Rutherford to the Port Authority Bus Terminal may use their bus pass on the train from Rutherford to New York Penn Station. Similarly, customers who normally take the bus between Atlantic City and Lindenwold may use the Atlantic City Rail Line instead at no additional charge.

Extended Station Hours for Passenger Comfort: All NJ TRANSIT rail station buildings and waiting rooms will remain open extended hours, including evenings and overnight, throughout the storm.

Rail Service: NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday, January 21.

• On Friday, the center doors on single-level rail cars will not be used, as part of an effort to improve reliability. Customers should use the doors located at the ends of each rail car to board the train. Because center doors are particularly susceptible to snow and ice issues, locking out the center doors improves reliability.

• Due to weather conditions, trains may be subject to slower boarding and slightly longer dwell times at stations that could result in scattered minor delays across the system.

Bus Service: While every effort will be made to continue operating bus service systemwide on a regular weekday schedule, customers may experience delays, detours or service suspensions on certain routes in the event of significant snowfall. Customers are advised to plan accordingly and allow additional travel time, as buses will be subject to local road conditions once the storm begins.

Light Rail Service: NJ TRANSIT plans to operate a regular weekday schedule on Friday, January 21.

OEM has the following advice for motorists and pedestrians:

For Motorists:
• If you must drive a vehicle, monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions.

• Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible as these roadways will be cleared first.

• Drive slowly. Vehicles, including those with 4-wheel drive, take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.

• Keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service in your car in case you break down or become stuck in the snow.

• If you get stuck on the road stay with your car and contact a towing company.

For Pedestrians

• Exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces.

• Wear layers including a hat, gloves and scarf to stay protected from the cold. And, keep clothes and shoes dry.
• Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.

WEATHER ALERTS:

Winter Weather Advisory in CT – Hartford , Northern Fairfield , Northern Litchfield , Northern New Haven , Southern Fairfield , Southern Litchfield , Southern New Haven

Winter Weather Advisory in NJ – Coastal Ocean , Eastern Bergen , Eastern Essex , Eastern Monmouth , Eastern Passaic , Eastern Union , Hudson , Hunterdon , Mercer , Middlesex , Morris , Northwestern Burlington , Ocean , Somerset , Sussex , Westerm Essex , Western Bergen , Western Monmouth , Western Passaic , Western Union

Winter Weather Advisory – Bronx , Eastern Dutchess , Eastern Ulster , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Northeast Suffolk , Northern Nassau , Northern Queens , Northern Westchester , Northwest Suffolk , Orange , Putnam , Richmond (Staten Is.) , Rockland , Southeast Suffolk , Southern Nassau , Southern Queens , Southern Westchester , Southwest Suffolk , Western Dutchess , Western Ulster

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