Empty tractor-trailers banned from parts of Thruway starting Sunday


The state will ban empty tractor-trailers from the Thruway as officials take proactive measures ahead of windy weather this weekend.

High winds are expected starting Sunday afternoon into Monday that could bring gusts in excess of 65 miles per hour.

Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, empty tractor-trailers will be banned from the Thruway between Utica and Pennslyvania stateline.

Bans will also be in effect for:
• I-390 from Dansville to Rt 104 
• I-490 from I-90 exit 45 to I-90 exit 47 
• I-590 (full extent) 
• Rt 104 at the Bay Bridge 
• I-190 from Grand Island to Lewiston / Queenston 
• I-290 from I-190 to I-90 
• NY 5 from I-190 to NY 179 (with a full truck ban on the elevated section of the Skyway) 
• US 219 from I-90 to Peters Rd 
• NY 400 from NY 16 to I-90 
• I-990 from I-290 to NY 263 

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