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Drone video shows semis packed into New York rest area ahead of snow storm and CMV travel ban


Drone video captured at a rest stop off of I-90 in New York shows that the parking area is packed with big rigs as a major winter weather event and commercial vehicle travel ban looms.

The video was shared on November 17 by Live Storms Media. In the video, you can see semis stuffed into the parking area of an I-90 rest stop as the winter storm descends.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, all commercial vehicles are banned (or restricted as noted) from travel on the following roadways:

  • I-190 – Route 62 to I-90 
  • I-290 – full length 
  • I-990 – full length 
  • Route 33 – full length 
  • Route 219 – Route 39 to I-90 
  • Route 400 – full length 
  • Buffalo Skyway Route 5 – full length 
  • I-81 – Exit 33 to Canadian border – trucks use right lane only
  • NYS Thruway (I-90) between exit 46 (Rochester – Corning – I-390) and exit 61 (Ripley – Shortman Road)

The truck travel ban will remain in place until further notice.

Forecasters say that the Buffalo area could see three feet or more of snow due to a lake-effect weather event.


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