Governor Cuomo has announced no tractor trailers and buses are allowed on the entire Thruway system, with the exception of the I-95 in Westchester and Bronx counties, and most interstate highways.
He directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority to act according to the ban as a cautionary measure, Cuomo's office said.
The ban takes effect Saturday at 3 p.m. and stays in effect throughout the storm.
"Safety is our number one priority and with the anticipated storm impacting most of New York State, we are implementing this ban on tractor trailers and buses so our plow operators, fire, law enforcement, and emergency personnel can keep roads clean and respond to emergencies as quickly as possible," Governor Cuomo said. "I am also urging drivers to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary."
Though most did not receive the ban, buses and tractor trailers have been asked to steer clear from the below interstate highways, according to the governor's office:
- I-88 from Binghamton to Albany
- I-86/Rt 17 from PA border to I-87 (entire length)
- I-81 from PA Border to Canadian Border
- I-84 from PA Border to CT Border
- I-684 from I-287 to I-84
- I-87 from Albany to Canadian Border
- I-390 from I-86 to I-90
- I-99 from PA Border to I-86
- I-90 from Thruway Exit 24 to Berkshire Spur Exit B2 (through Cap Dist)
- Rt 219 from Peters Rd to I-90 (expressway section)
- I-190 - full length (both Thruway and DOT sections)
- I-290 - full length
- Rt 5 Skyway - I-190 to NY179 (Milestrip Rd)
- Rt 400 - NY16 to I-90
- I-390, I-490, I-590 around Rochester
- Alternate Route 7 in Albany County
- I-90 from PA line to Albany (Int. 24)
- I-87 from Albany (Int. 24) to NYC line
- I-287 (from Suffern to I-95)
- Berkshire Spur from the Thruway Mainline to the Mass line
The ban was announced Friday evening.