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New York to ban some trucks for high wind


New York officials have issued a travel ban on some commercial vehicles for this weekend ahead of a weather system that is expected to bring extreme high winds to the state.

The truck ban is for all empty tractor trailers and tandem trucks and it goes into effect at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 24. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office called for the truck ban as winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 75 m.p.h. in some parts of western New York.

The truck ban will be in effect on the following roadways:

DOT Highways:

  • I-390 from Dansville to Rt 104
  • I-490 from I-90 exit 45 to I-90 exit 47
  • I-590 (full extent)
  • Rt 104 at the Bay Bridge
  • I-190 from Grand Island to Lewiston / Queenston
  • I-290 from I-190 to I-90
  • NY 5 from I-190 to NY 179 (with a full truck ban on the elevated section of the Skyway)
  • US 219 from I-90 to Peters Rd
  • NY 400 from NY 16 to I-90
  • I-990 from I-290 to NY 263

Thruway Highways:

  • I-90 between exit 31 (Utica) and exit 61 (Ripley to PA line)
  • Niagara Thruway (I-190)

Cuomo also warns that the windy weather event could result in significant power outages throughout the state of New York.


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