ALERT: Empty Trailers Banned on Stretch of NYS Thruway Amid Winter Storm

UPDATE – New York transportation officials have announced the ban on empty tractor-trailers along I-90 in Western New York from the Lackawanna Toll Barrier to the Pennsylvania state line will be lifted at midnight, Friday, February 28.

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Lackawanna, NY – New York state officials have issued a ban on hauling empty trailers along a portion of the New York State Thruway beginning Thursday morning.

The New York State Thruway Authority says the ban will become effective at 3 a.m. and will cover a 66-mile stretch, in both directions, from the Interstate 90 Lackawanna Toll barrier to the Pennsylvania line.

Officials say the ban will be in effect until further notice.


The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting potential wind gusts to reach in excess of 60 mph.

The NWS is urging travelers to proceed with caution as whiteout conditions are expected through much of Thursday.

NWS is also forecasting much of the East to continue to be blanketed with snow over the next few days, with some areas possibly getting up to 3 feet of accumulations.

Photo courtesy of NYS Thruway Authority



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