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South Brunswick Storm Update 2 p.m.: New York City Issues Travel Ban, All Bridges And Tunnels Closed At 2:30 p.m.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Travel is almost impossible as police say all roads in the municipality remain impassable.

In case you were planning to go into New York City tonight for a show or something, forget it.

New York City Mayor de Blasio issued a travel ban for all roads throughout the city, according to city officials.

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The mayor restricted travel in all cases except emergencies beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The latest forecasts anticipate approximately 20 to 25 inches across New York City. The mayor also urged Broadway theaters and restaurants to close for the day.

"New Yorkers should head home now. We need cars off the road so that our equipment can do its work and keep streets passable for emergency vehicles,” Mayor de Blasio said in the release announcing the ban. “Travel conditions are dangerous, and we want to keep all New Yorkers safe until this storm passes. This travel ban is mandatory as of 2:30 p.m. today."

The ban includes all bridges and tunnels in and out of New York.

Meanwhile, back in South Brunswick and Cranbury, there are currently no power outages being reported by Public Service Electric and Gas and Jersey Central Power and Light as of 3 p.m..

Both police chiefs from South Brunswick and Cranbury said that people need to stay off the roads in both towns so that the plows can clear roads.

Departments in both towns are dealing with some stranded vehicles, making it difficult for the plows to get through.

Storm conditions of heavy snow and winds started during the overnight hours and is expected to continue until Sunday morning, officials have said.

South Brunswick police have estimated snow totals around a foot throughout the township.

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