New Jersey travel restrictions put on ice as hurricane prepares to dump 2 feet of snow in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY, N.J. — Authorities in New York state say that after Tropical Storm Isaac’s initial surge, there is no longer a travel restriction in place for New York City.

According to the New York State Department of Transportation, Isaac is expected to dump 3 feet of rain and then dissipate before making its way back to the Hudson River.

The agency says that since the storm was originally reported as having a 1 foot chance of hitting the state, there has been no change to the forecast.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has also announced that he has declared a State of Emergency in New Yorkers impacted by the storm.