Many Vehicles Banned From Driving in Hudson Valley Today
A number of vehicles are banned from driving in the Hudson Valley today. A travel advisory is in effect for all other drivers.
Late Tuesday night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a travel advisory for all of the Hudson Valley and the rest of New York State east of Interstate-81 starting at 8 a.m.
A travel ban on many vehicles on certain roads was also announced due to the hazardous winter weather conditions being forecasted in many parts of the state.
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, all tractor trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks, and other high-profile vehicles will be restricted from entering the following roadways:
- New York State 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 Binghamton to I-84
- I-84 from the Connecticut State Line to the Pennsylvania State Line
- I-684 from I-84 to I-287
New York State Police will strictly enforce the ban, and will stop and ticket anyone who is in violation, officials say.
Once the advisory and ban go into effect, motorists will be urged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary.
"It is imperative that we keep roadways clear and people safe," Cuomo said. "We are implementing this so our plow operators, fire, law enforcement and emergency personnel can keep roads clean and respond to emergencies as quickly as possible. All motorists are encouraged avoid travel as much as possible and if travel is necessary, do so using extreme caution."