Ban lifted for tractor-trailers, buses from NYS Thruway and most interstates

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UPDATE: Sunday at 5:45 pm

New York State Police said the travel ban for buses and tractor-trailers has been lifted statewide.

ORIGINAL: Friday at 9pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a ban on tractor trailers and buses on New York State’s Thruways and most interstate highways in advance of winter storms this weekend. 

The ban will be in effect starting at 3 p.m. Saturday and will be in effect for the duration of the storm. 

The exception is the I-95 in Westchester and Bronx counties. 

Tractor trailers and buses will be banned from the following highways during the storm. 

DOT Highways:

  • I-88 from Binghamton to Albany
  • I-86/Rt 17 from PA border to I-87 (entire length)
  • I-81 from PA Border to Canadian Border
  • I-84 from PA Border to CT Border
  • I-684 from I-287 to I-84
  • I-87 from Albany to Canadian Border
  • I-390 from I-86 to I-90
  • I-99 from PA Border to I-86
  • I-90 from Thruway Exit 24 to Berkshire Spur Exit B2 (through Cap Dist)
  • Rt 219 from Peters Rd to I-90 (expressway section)
  • I-190 – full length (both Thruway and DOT sections)
  • I-290 – full length
  • Rt 5 Skyway – I-190 to NY179 (Milestrip Rd)
  • Rt 400 – NY16 to I-90
  • I-390, I-490, I-590 around Rochester
  • Alternate Route 7 in Albany County

Thruway highways:

  • I-90 from PA line to Albany (Int. 24)
  • I-87 from Albany (Int. 24) to NYC line
  • I-287 (from Suffern to I-95)
  • Berkshire Spur from the Thruway Mainline to the Mass line  

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