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Cuomo bans tractor-trailers, buses on NY highways due to storm

Governor Andrew Cuomo bans tractor-trailers and buses on the Thruway and a majority of interstate highways starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2019 10:49 PM
Updated: Jan. 19, 2019 10:23 AM

NEW YORK- Governor Andrew Cuomo bans tractor-trailers and buses on the Thruway and a majority of interstate highways starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The governor has directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority to ban travel on the Thruway for tractor-trailers and buses for the duration of the storm.

"Safety is our number one priority and with the anticipated storm impacting most of New York state, we are implementing this ban on tractor-trailers and buses so our plow operators, fire, law enforcement and emergency personnel can keep roads clean and respond to emergencies as quickly as possible," Cuomo said. 

A list of the highways with the ban:

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

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