A number of vehicles are banned from driving in the Hudson Valley today as high winds and lots of snow is in the forecast.

Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation is banning all tractor trailers as well as short and long tandem trailers on the following roadways until further notice:

  • I-87 in both directions between Exit 1 (NYC Line) and Exit 17 (I-84)
  • I-84 in both directions between Pennslyvania and Connecticut I-684 in both directions between the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-84
  • I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) in both directions between Exit 1 and Exit 12
  • I-95 (New England Thruway) in both directions from the NYC Line to the Connecticut Line

The NYDOT also announced a ban is in place for the following vehicles on Interstate-84 in both directions between Port Jervis and the Pennsylvania State Line.

    • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
    • Tractors hauling double trailers
    • Tractors hauling empty trailers
    • Trailers pulled by passenger vehicles and pickup trucks,
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational vehicles (RVs)

The ban on I-84 at the Pennslyvania border also applies to all commercial vehicles

The Pennslyvania Department of Transportation defines a commercial vehicle as:

  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 17,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater.
  • Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.
  • Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation.
  • Is a school bus.
  • Is transporting hazardous materials which is required to be placarded in accordance with Department regulations

As of this writing, the Pennslyvania Department of Transportation hasn't announced when the travel ban will end. You can follow the PADOT Here or on Twitter.  

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