Cuomo: I-84, Thruway to be restricted Wednesday, Nov. 26

kt logoJust in is this press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office:

“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the following traffic restrictions that will take place tomorrow morning in anticipation of heavy snowfall in the region:

Beginning 7 am, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, long tandem vehicles will be banned from the New York State Thruway on I-90, both directions from Interchange 32 (Westmoreland/Rome) to Interchange 24 (Exit 24) and on I-87, both directions from Interchange 24 (Albany) to the New York City line. Updates will be provided as conditions change. Beginning 7 am, Wednesday, November 26, 2014, commercial vehicles will be banned from Interstate 84, both directions, from the Pennsylvania border to the Connecticut border.


The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in and around New York State beginning Wednesday through Thursday, and some of the heaviest predicated snowfall amounts are in the Hudson Valley.

The Governor today urged motorists to be safe and adjust plans if possible ahead of the potentially hazardous winter weather conditions that are forecasted throughout much of the state this holiday week. The State will continuously monitor the conditions of all major State roadways leading up to and during the storm and direct closures of highways as necessary.

Motorists who are planning to travel on I-84 are urged seek alternative routes or travel early. If motorists do choose to use I-84 tomorrow, they are urged to use due caution and call 5-1-1 to check road conditions before leaving.

The State has prepared 911 snow plows, more than 1,800 plow operators and more than 130,000 tons of road salt between New York City and Albany to respond to the storm.”