The Port of New York and New Jersey will close all its marine terminals on Wednesday as the port braces for a winter storm expected to drop up to a foot of snow on the region.
The snowstorm is part of the winter blast that has pummeled the south this week and made many roads from Georgia to Tennessee and the Carolinas impassable.
It was racing Tuesday night to the Northeast, where the New York City region was expecting snow to pile up from late in the evening into Wednesday morning.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Its terminals will reopen on Thursday with normal gate hours.
It asked truckers to wait until then before traveling to the port because no queuing of trucks will be allowed on the roads leading to the terminals.
To make up for the time lost due to the winter storm, the Port Newark Container Terminal and Maher Terminals, including Maher's Empty Depot at Columbia's facility, are scheduled to be open on Martin Luther King Day, Monday Jan. 17.
The SeaLink Office and Truck Replacement Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.