Governor Issues Truck Ban & Advisories For Downstate Highways

Governor Issues Truck Ban & Advisories For Downstate Highways

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The weather is expected to be bad downstate from the north country, so Gov. Andrew Cuomo is banning large trucks from certain highways.

It's part of a travel advisory the governor issued Tuesday night.

The truck ban and advisory will start at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Motorists are urged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary. All tractor-trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks, and other high-profile vehicles will be restricted from the following roads:

- Thruway from Exit 36 (Syracuse) to the New York City line, including the Berkshire spur to the Massachusetts state line, I-95, Garden State Parkway Connector and I-287.
- I-88 from Binghamton to Albany 
- I-81 from Pennsylvania line to the New York State Thruway 
- Route 17 from Binghamton to I-84
- I-84 from the Connecticut State Line to the Pennsylvania state line
- I-684 from I-84 to I-287

Motorists can get information on road conditions by calling 511 or going to

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