UPDATE: Tractor trailer and bus ban for New York State thruways lifted

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Traffic moves slowly down Interstate 69 south Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018, in Charlotte, Mich. A wintry Midwest storm is dumping wet snow on parts of Michigan’s southern and central Lower Peninsula, creating treacherous driving conditions. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

UPDATE 1/20 at 5:30p.m.: 

The ban for all tractor trailers and buses along the entire NYS thruway system has been lifted, effective at 5p.m. Sunday. 

ORIGINAL: 

A ban has been issued on the travel of tractor trailers and buses during a winter storm.

Governor Cuomo has directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thurway Authority to ban tractor trailers and buses on the entire thruway system and most interstate highways ahead of the weekend winter storm. The ban will be put into effect beginning 3p.m. Saturday and last for the duration of the storm. 

Governor Cuomo says, “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.”

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