Dense fog a problem across NJ for morning commute
A dense fog alert is in effect for parts of New Jersey until Thursday morning and it could impact travel conditions overnight and into the morning commute.
NJ 101.5 traffic reporter Andrew Torres says the advisory extends from the Driscoll Bridge over the Garden State Parkway down to Trenton and other points south of Monmouth County. Several roadways are impacted including 195, 295 and the Atlantic City Expressway.
Visibility in some areas can be as low as one mile or less, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly
"Use extra caution when traveling," Torres advises. He said that currently, there are no speed restrictions posted.
The Weather Service Advisory states that the "dense fog will gradually lift during the mid-morning" on Thursday. The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Adding to the problem is the fact that the Garden State is currently in the midst of the deer rutting, or mating, season in New Jersey. This means that in addition to the limited visibility from the fog, motorists, especially on local roads, will have an active deer population to contend with. During the rutting season, deer may not be too careful when it comes to dashing out onto busy roadways, Larry Hajna of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to NJ 101.5 when the season began.
Callers to NJ 101.5 Wednesday night told host Steve Trevelise that visibility was very poor in many areas as a result of the fog.
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