The New Jersey Department of Transportation along with several other state agencies will be conducting an emergency evacuation exercise tomorrow, Thursday, July 10th.

The exercise is designed to refine a response in the event of a major hurricane or other disaster that would require a large-scale evacuation. No roads will be closed during the drill but motorists will see extra state troopers and work crews along several South Jersey roads, such as:

- The entire length of the Atlantic City Expressway

- The Garden State Parkway from Lower Township to Egg Harbor Township

- Route 72 leaving Long Beach Island past the Parkway

- Routes 47 and 347 through Dennis and Maurice River Townships

Crews will be staging cones, barrels, and message boards in designated locations along the side of these highways.