New York bans tractor trailers from certain highways and interstates

Authorities in New York have issued a truck travel ban due to dangerous winter weather. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a truck travel ban that begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. From Cuomo’s office: Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, tractor trailers and commercial buses will be banned from the New York State Thruway from Exit 46 (Rochester I-390) to the Pennsylvania border as well as Interstate 190, Interstate 290, State Route 400, U.S. Route 219 from Peters Road to Interstate 90; and State Route 5 from State Route 179 to I-190. An additional truck travel ban will begin at noon on Wednesday, January 30. This ban forbids any tractor trailer or commercial bus from traveling on I-81 from the Canadian Border to State Route 104. Both truck travel bans will last through the duration of the winter storm. Cuomo says that the ban was put in place because some parts of New York could get as much as six feet of snow. Drivers are asked to check current travel conditions on 511NY before beginning travel.

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