From the Garden State Parkway and NJ Transit : As mandated by the governor, the Garden State Parkway is closed southbound at Exit 98. All southbound entrances to the highway are blocked off preventing vehicles from entering.

Webcams along the highway, viewable at cameras show an erie empty roadway southbound. Only a smattering of traffic is heading northbound on the Garden State Parkway as shown in a review of the webcams.

The National Weather Center predicted that rain would start about 8 a.m. and almost to the minute, roadways started to appear wet with the promised rain.

NJ Transit Rail, Bus, Light Rail and Access Link services will be suspended beginning noon Saturday and all day Sunday. Buses and trains that begin the route prior to noon Saturday will continue to the destination.