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Tractor trailers, buses banned on Thruway ahead of storm

January 19, 2019 08:04 AM

NEW YORK (WHEC) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority to ban tractor trailers and buses on the entire Thruway system and most interstate highways ahead of the winter storm.

The ban goes into effect at 3 p.m. on Saturday and will last the duration of the storm.

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Here’s a list of highways with bans:

DOT Highways:

  • I-88 from Binghamton to Albany 
  • I-86/Rt 17 from PA border to I-87 (entire length) 
  • I-81 from PA Border to Canadian Border 
  • I-84 from PA Border to CT Border 
  • I-684 from I-287 to I-84 
  • I-87 from Albany to Canadian Border 
  • I-390 from I-86 to I-90 
  • I-99 from PA Border to I-86 
  • I-90 from Thruway Exit 24 to Berkshire Spur Exit B2  (through Cap Dist) 
  • Rt 219 from Peters Rd to I-90 (expressway  section) 
  • I-190 - full length (both Thruway and DOT sections) 
  • I-290 - full length 
  • Rt 5 Skyway - I-190 to NY179 (Milestrip Rd) 
  • Rt 400 - NY16 to I-90 
  • I-390, I-490, I-590 around Rochester 
  • Alternate Route 7 in Albany County

Thruway highways:

  • I-90 from PA line to Albany (Int. 24)  
  • I-87 from Albany (Int. 24) to NYC line 
  • I-287 (from Suffern to I-95) 
  • Berkshire Spur from the Thruway Mainline to the Mass line   

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and New York State Police are also urging residents to avoid any unnecessary travel this weekend especially from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday. 

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