NYS issues travel advisories, bans tractor trailers on several roadways

WSYR-TV -  A travel advisory has been issued by the state in wake of anticipated hazardous weather conditions on Wednesday.

The advisory has been issued for all areas east of I-81. 

A ban on tractor trailers on certain roadways will also be in effect beginning at 8 a.m. on March 7.

Once the advisory and ban go into effect, motorists will be urged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary and 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 
  • 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

The New York State Police will strictly enforce the ban, and will stop and ticket anyone who is in violation.

Motorists are reminded that State Law mandates that if an intersection is "blacked out" and the traffic signal is not operational, the intersection is automatically a "four way" stop. 

In the event of closed or blocked roadways due to flooding, downed power lines or debris, motorists are advised to exercise caution and obey all traffic signs or barricades in place, regardless of whether a roadway looks clear.

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