ALBANY, N.Y. -- Before the snow, a travel advisory was issued across much of New York state, and the hours before the storm were crucial for DOT crews as they circled the plows.
"We’re kind of ready for winter to be done here but at the same time we’re very ready for it, whatever Mother Nature throws at us," said Bryan Vigianni, Department of Transportation.
Tractor-trailers were banned on the Thruway from Syracuse to the New York City Line, including the Berkshire Spur. Tractor trailers, buses, box trucks and other high-profile vehicles were also restricted on I-88, I-84 and Route 17 west of Middletown. That ban was lifted around 11 p.m. after the snow trailed off.
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