“This is a disgrace,” Cuomo says of tractor trailer drivers who violate travel ban

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UPDATE: New York State lifted the ban on tractor-trailers and commercials buses on the New York State Thruway and 190 on Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. 

Gov. Cuomo was back in Cheektowaga again on Thursday to give an update on the winter storm.

Cuomo was joined by other leaders, including Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

The Governor started off the conference by congratulating local officials and the public for their work during the storm.

Mayor Byron Brown says more than 70 plows were on the roads in Buffalo on Wednesday night. Parking is currently free throughout Buffalo.

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: Cuomo says he’s doing everything he can to ensure the “good people” are not unnecessarily subjected to danger. @news4buffalo

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New York State Troopers are increasing penalties for tractor trailers and busses that violate any travel bans.

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: Cuomo is trying to figure out if the Easy Pass system can be used for tractor trailers because the pass indicates it’s a tractor trailer entering the road. @news4buffalo Says people have been directly injured because the ban isn’t being followed.

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Cuomo says the 19-vehicle crash in Batavia was caused by a tractor trailer. Two truckers were ticketed in relation to that, and State Trooper Dominique Wilson was injured.

“This is a disgrace,” Cuomo said of tractor trailer drivers violating the ban.

While touring western New York, Cuomo was seen scolding truckers who violated the travel ban.

BANS AND ADVISORIES | See the list here.

Once again, Cuomo said utility companies need to do more to help during the storm.

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