For immediate release: February 13, 2014
Contact: Dan Weiller (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY BANS TANDEM TRAILERS FROM NEW YORK CITY TO SYRACUSE
Winter weather creating difficult driving conditions
The New York State Thruway Authority has announced a ban on all long tandem trailers on the Thruway in both directions between the New York City line on I-87 and exit 36 (Watertown—Binghamton—I-81) on I-90 due to the current winter weather event.
This ban will remain in place until further notice.
All motorists are encouraged to travel only if necessary and to do so using extreme caution.
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Thruway travelers are encouraged to visit www.Thruway.ny.gov for real-time traffic updates.
To see an interactive map including Google traffic conditions for the Thruway and other roadways in New York State and beyond, go to: http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=traffic.
Thruway Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) stations broadcast traffic advisories, road conditions, and safety tips 24-hours-a-day. HAR frequencies can be found at http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/har/index.html.