For Immediate Release: 03/02/18
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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE BAN ON THE GOV. MARIO M. CUOMO BRIDGE
Effective immediately, the Thruway Authority and State Police Troop T have enacted additional enforcement measures to restrict high profile vehicles from the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. This restriction includes all tractor trailers, buses, box trucks and other high profile vehicles.
Due to high winds on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Troop T will be stopping traffic on the New York State Thruway (I-87) southbound at exit 15; I-87 northbound at exit 8; I-287 northbound out of New Jersey into New York toward the bridge; and I-287 westbound to I-87 southbound in Westchester County to divert high profile vehicles from traveling over the bridge. Passenger vehicles will be allowed to continue over the bridge after the traffic stop.
Digital highway signs are illuminated throughout roads in the lower Hudson Valley and will include messages about the high profile vehicle ban on the bridge.
Strong winds are expected to continue through the evening.Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes
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