New York and Connecticut put truck travel bans in place for winter storm

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As a major winter storm bears down on the east coast, two more states have enacted truck travel bans.

The New York State Department of Transportation issued a travel ban for some trucks effective at 5 p.m. on Wednesday:

TRACTOR TRAILER BAN Beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, all empty tractor trailers and tandem vehicles will be banned on I-84 from the Connecticut State Line to the Pennsylvania State Line, on I-684 from I-84 to I-287 and on Route 17 from I-84 to I-81. Also at 5 p.m., all empty tractor trailers and tandem vehicles will be banned from the Thruway (I-87) south of exit 24 (Albany) to New York City (including the Berkshire Spur, Garden State Parkway extension, New England Thruway and the Cross Westchester Expressway).

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has also issued a truck travel ban for Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. 

From the Connecticut Department of Transportation CT Travel Smart website:

TRAVEL ADVISORY ALERT: A travel advisory and truck ban will be in effect on Connecticut highways between 9 PM on 12/16 and 9 AM on 12/17.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey also issued truck travel bans on Wednesday due to the storm.