How NJ, NY are preparing for the ice storm

An ice storm warning has been issued for parts of NJ and NY
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Parts of New Jersey and New York are preparing for a major ice storm that could lead to travel disruptions and power outages Monday night into Tuesday.

Commercial travel has been restricted on some New Jersey highways because of the threat posed by the ice storm.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) issued the commercial vehicle travel restriction will be in place for the entire length of the following highways in both directions effective Monday morning:
I-78, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-80, from the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-280, from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)
I-287, from NJ Route 440 to the New York State border
NJ Route 440, from the Outerbridge Crossing to I-287.

An ice storm warning has been issued for Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. Winter weather advisories have been issued elsewhere in New Jersey.

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NJDOT is coordinating with all state and regional transportation agencies to ensure the most effective response to the storm. Motorists are urged to avoid driving unless you are an essential employee needed for emergency response.

See the NJ Office of Emergency Managements website for more information.

In New York, all counties in the state are under a National Weather Service-issued weather advisory or warning through Tuesday as many locations are forecast to receive more than a foot of snow upstate, while some areas in and around New York City could be impacted by a mixture of sleet and ice up to 3/10 of an inch.

Travel conditions could become extremely difficult at times, especially late Monday evening. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads.

Con Edison has extra crews ready to address problems caused by freezing rain and the wintry mix. The company is asking everyone in New York City and Westchester to be on the alert for any downed wires resulting from weakened tree limbs coming down on power lines. Con Edison also is preparing for snow expected later this week.

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Con Edison urges members of the public to stay away from all downed lines. Those lines could be live. The company also may station site safety personnel near downed wires, sometimes in unmarked vehicles, to protect the public.

Reporting an outage
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status at conEd.com/reportoutage, or with Con Edison's mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Customers can sign up for text alerts at coned.com/text.

More utility information is listed below:

Central Hudson: (845) 452-2700 or (800) 527-2714, or go to www.centralhudson.com

Con Edison: (800) 75-CONED (800-752-6633), or go to www.coned.com

PSEG-Long Island: (800) 490-0075, or go to www.psegliny.com

Long Island Power Authority: lipower.org

National Grid (upstate electric): (800) 867-5222, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (upstate gas): (800) 642-4272, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (metro area gas): (718) 643-4050, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

National Grid (Long Island gas): (800) 490-0045, or go to www.nationalgridus.com

Jersey Center Power and Light: Go to www.firstenergycorp.com

NYSEG (electric): (800) 572-1131, or go to NYSEG.com

NYSEG (gas): (800) 572-1121, or go to NYSEG.com

Orange & Rockland: (877) 434-4100, or go to oru.com

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