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Tandem and empty tractor trailer bans issued in New York State

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The New York State Thruway Authority (NYS Thruway) and other transportation officials are announced a travel ban for certain vehicles ahead of a winter storm.

Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, NYS Thruway has banned all tandem and empty tractor trailers from the following roadways:

  • I-87 exit 17 (Newburgh – Scranton – I-84) to I-90 exit 36 (Watertown – Binghamton- I-81)
  • The length of the Berkshire Spur (I-87 exit 21B to the Massachusetts border)

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has also issued the following truck travel restrictions:

  • I-84: Full length. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
  • I-88: Full Length. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
  • I-87 (Northway): Albany To Plattsburgh. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
  • I-90: I-87 to Berkshire Spur. 8 p.m. start; No tandem or empty tractor trailers
  • I-81: PA Line to Syracuse. 8 p.m. start; “Trucks Use Right Lane” advisory
  • Route 17: Middletown to Binghamton. 8 p.m. start; “Trucks Use Right Lane” advisory

The US National Weather Service Albany NY predicts moderate to heavy wet snow starting tonight into Tuesday morning, with accumulation rates of half an inch per hour. The wet snow may break tree branches and cause power outages. Drivers are asked to avoid all unnecessary travel during the storm.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued similar truck travel bans due to the winter storm — click here for more.

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