Tractor-trailer, bus ban lifted on NYS highways

Tractor-trailer, bus ban lifted on NYS highway (photo: MGMOnline, 383163)

The ban on tractor trailers and buses in place on state highways has been lifted effective 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Governor's Office.

The ban went into effect beginning 3:00 p.m. Saturday. The Governor continued to urge drivers to remain off the road as cold air moves in causing temperatures to dip below zero and the threat of flash freezing becomes increasingly dangerous.

"Thanks to the men and women who worked throughout the weekend to clear roads of snow and debris, conditions have improved enough to lift the remaining travel ban on tractor-trailers and buses," Governor Cuomo said. "Driving conditions remain difficult in many places throughout the state and I am urging New Yorkers to avoid unnecessary travel until further notice as this is not a situation to take casually."

During major incidents, the Thruway Authority broadcasts information on Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) and activates Variable Message Signs (VMS) to alert motorists.

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