State suspends lane closings & cracks down on impaired driving over the holiday weekend

State suspends lane closings & cracks down on impaired driving over the holiday weekend
Holiday travel (Source: WWNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - The state of New York wants to make your Thanksgiving holiday travel easier and safer.

Over the past couple of days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced opening traffic lanes closed by state highway construction and a crackdown on drunk and distracted driving over the holiday weekend.

Lane closings because of road and bridge construction will be suspended until 6 a.m. on Monday.

Some work may continue behind concrete barriers or if emergency repairs are needed.

Also, local and state law enforcement agencies ramp up their enforcement of impaired driving laws from Wednesday through Sunday.

The idea is to prevent unsafe driving behaviors on state and local roads.

The governor also reminds people to obey the state’s Move Over Law, which requires drivers to slow down and move over for police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and construction vehicles that are stopped along the road.

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