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MassDOT restricts tractor trailer travel, lowers speed limits, for winter storm


On Friday morning, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) issued truck travel restrictions ahead of a significant winter storm.

According to MassDOT, there is currently a ban on tractor trailer, tandem, and special permit vehicle travel now in place on I-90 from New York State border to mile marker 137 in Boston.

MassDOT has also placed a 40 m.p.h. speed limit on I-90 from the New York border to mile marker 137.

The truck travel restrictions will remain in place until further notice from MassDOT.

Officials say that they expect up to 12 inches of snow in parts of the state.

“Friday’s winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow to most of Massachusetts, with high snowfall rates especially during morning commute,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “If you don’t have to travel tomorrow, we urge you to consider staying home, and if you do need to travel, please use caution throughout the day.” 

You can follow MassDOT on Twitter for the latest travel information.


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