As of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, the ban on all tractor trailers traveling on the New York State Thruway has been lifted.
- Interstate 87 (New York City to Albany)
- Interstate 95 (New York City to Connecticut)
- Interstate 287 (connecting I-87 with I-95)
- Interstate 90 (both the Berkshire Spur, which connects I-87 with the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the mainline Thruway, which runs from Albany to the Pennsylvania border through Syracuse and Buffalo)
- Interstate 190 (connecting Buffalo with Niagara Falls)
The ban had been imposed Tuesday as the result of travel problems caused by the winter storm that dropped as much as 42″ of snow in some places across the state, according to the Weather Channel.
Here are some scenes from around the Northeast Tuesday before and during the storm.
HPD heavy equipment pulls out a jackknifed trailer just off I84 at Asylum & Garden. #HPDhelps pic.twitter.com/BbkWWlgccL
— D/C Foley (@LtFoley) March 14, 2017
An incident involving tractor trailer on Zakim Bridge. Fortunately no injuries. @MassDOT advises everyone to stay off roads if possible. pic.twitter.com/ohTORM0NUr
— Patrick Marvin (@pmarvin123) March 14, 2017
#TRAFFICALERT: …and then there’s this car carrier trailer that’s stuck in #SOUTHINGTON on I-84, west of x30. #WFSBtraffic #CTtraffic #smh pic.twitter.com/jcgtMqIPg7
— NICOLE NALEPA (@NicoleNalepaTV) March 14, 2017