Weather related speed restrictions are active on the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and bridges into Pennsylvania and New York, according to the traffic site 511.org/.
The parkway and turnpike have lowered speed limits to 45 miles per hour along most of their routes, and the bridges are generally lowering speed limits to 25 miles per hour.
The precautions are for both slippery conditions and for salting and de-icing operations, according to 511.org/.
The Associated Press reported a crash at about 8 a.m. involving more than a dozen cars closed down a stretch of the Schuylkill Expressway outside of Philadelphia for several hours Saturday.
Authorities say the crash occurred in the westbound lanes in Montgomery County. Several injuries were reported, but further details were not immediately available.
About 15 cars were involved in the crash, which forced the roadway to be shut down in both directions. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. A steady light snow was falling at the time and road conditions were slick in some areas, according to AP.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management urged people to stay off the roads Saturday if possible, because of slippery conditions, and to limit time spent outdoors and dress in layers because of severe cold.
Bridges and overpasses are particularly slick, the NJOEM warned.
There were no reported large backups as of 12:45 p.m., but travelers should budget extra time for trips as slowed traffic was widely reported.
The Atlantic City Expressway and the Atlantic City to Brigantine Connector do not have speed restrictions as of 9:40 a.m., but salting and de-icing operations are going on and drivers are urged to use caution.
Here are details:
Garden State Parkway: As of 7:15 a.m. speed limit is 45 miles per hour from in both directions from its southern terminus in Cape May to Exit 63A at NJ 72 West in Stafford Twp. As of 7:51 a.m., speed limit is 45 miles per hour in both directions from North of Exit 157 at US 46 in Elmwood Park to New York State Line in Montvale.
NJ Turnpike: As of 9 a.m. the New Jersey Turnpike in both directions from the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pennsville Township to Exit 68 at Challenger Rd in Ridgefield Park has a limit of 45 miles per hour.
Ben Franklin Bridge: As of 8 a.m. speed limit is 25 miles per hour in both directions between New Jersey Side in Camden and Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia, and the footwalk is closed until further notice.
Walt Whitman Bridge: As of 7:30 a.m., speed limit is 25 mph in both directions between New Jersey Side in Gloucester City and Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia.
Betsy Ross Bridge: As of 7:30 a.m. speed limit is 25 mph in both directions between New Jersey Side in Pennsauken and Pennsylvania Side in Philadelphia.
Commodore Barry Bridge: As of 7:30 a.m. speed limit is 25 mph in both directions between New Jersey Side and Pennsylvania Side in Logan Township.