As the northeast braces for Tropical Storm Henri, two states have issued truck travel bans.
Early Sunday, Henri was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but it is still threatening damaging winds and severe flooding as it approaches the New England area. Wind gusts of 70 m.p.h. were reported in Point Judith, Rhode Island, late Sunday morning.
CNN reports that 69,000 customers are without power in Rhode Island and Connecticut due to Henri.
In response to the Henri, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee issued a statewide travel ban for all motorcycles and tractor trailers starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday and lasting until further notice.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued a travel ban for empty tractor trailers, tandem tractor trailers, and motorcycles, for I-95 starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday until further notice.
Due to the impending impact of Hurricane Henri, I am implementing a travel ban on I-95 for all empty tractor trailers, tandem tractor trailers, and motorcycles beginning at 11AM Sunday (8/22) until further notice. pic.twitter.com/tag9wnk5pz
— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) August 22, 2021
In addition to the truck travel bans, the storm has already forced the closure of many roadways. Be sure to check travel information before you begin driving.
Click here for New York travel information.
Click here for Connecticut travel information.
Click here for Rhode Island travel information.