Governor Lifts Tractor-Trailer Ban Downstate

Governor Lifts Tractor-Trailer Ban Downstate

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The tractor-trailer ban for several state highways because of a major snow storm was lifted overnight.

The ban was primarily for major highs to the south and east of Syracuse.

Travel advisories for motorists traveling in storm-hit areas continue.

That's according to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday night. He says motorists should stay off the roads unless they absolutely have to go somewhere.

As of 11 p.m.,, the governor reported that more than 150,000 electric customers were without power, mostly in downstate regions.

A National Guard deployment was doubled to 400 troops to help check on people isolated by the storm and to aid in other recovery efforts.

The photo is from a traffic camera shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Interstate 87 (the Northway) and the Thruway.

If you're heading that way, you can get traffic and highway condition info at

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