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Governor Cuomo issues travel advisory ahead of winter weather

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(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a travel advisory and banned tractor trailers on several roadways Wednesday morning in advance of the storm.

According to a release the travel advisory is in effect for all areas east of I-81.  Tractor Trailers will be banned on the New York State thruway from exit 36 in Syracuse to the New York City Line.  Other tractor trailer restrictions include portions of I-88, I-84, I-81, I-684 and Route 17. 

These orders go in effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. due to the hazardous winter weather conditions forecasted in many parts of the state. 

According to the governor's office once the advisory and ban go into effect, motorists will be urged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary and all tractor trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks, and other high profile vehicles will be restricted from entering the following roadways:

  • New York State Thruway from Exit 36 (Syracuse) to the New York City line, including the Berkshire Spur to the Massachusetts State Line, I-95, Garden State Parkway Connector and I-287
  • I-88 from Binghamton to Albany 
  • I-81 from Pennsylvania line to the New York State Thruway 
  • Route 17 Binghamton to I-84
  • I-84 from the Connecticut State Line to the Pennsylvania State Line
  • I-684 from I-84 to I-287

"It is imperative that we keep roadways clear and people safe," Governor Cuomo said in a statement. "We are implementing this ban on tractor trailers so our plow operators, fire, law enforcement and emergency personnel can keep roads clean and respond to emergencies as quickly as possible. All motorists are encouraged avoid travel as much as possible and if travel is necessary, do so using extreme caution."

Authorities say New York State Police will strictly enforce the ban, and will stop and ticket anyone who is in violation. 

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