NEW HOPE, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today warned that an intensive snow event on Thursday morning could exacerbate travel delays at the agency’s Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge and Scudder Falls (I-95) Bridge, highway crossings that have experienced increased traffic volumes due to the recent emergency shutdown of the Delaware River (I-276) Bridge connecting the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Turnpikes.

The Commission is urging motorists who regularly use the Route 1 and I-95 corridors for their morning job commutes between Bucks County, PA and Mercer County, NJ to either forgo travel completely on Thursday or allow additional time to reach their destinations.

“The combination of rapidly falling snow and increased traffic volumes has the potential to create prolonged congestion and delays at our Bucks-Mercer bridge crossings,” said Joe Resta, the Commission’s executive director. “Traveling is likely to be hazardous.  People should only travel if it is an emergency.  If a person does choose to travel, he or she should allow a significant amount of time to reach their destinations.”

Weather forecasters are predicting 6 to 10 inches of snow to fall in the Bucks-Mercer region Thursday morning.  Anticipated impacts include:

  • Hazardous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities.
  • Blowing and drifting snow can occur with winds 10-25 MPH.
  • Visibilities ½ to ¼ mile at times.
  • Temperatures around 30.

About The Commission
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission's jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 144.5 million cars and trucks in 2016. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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