New York lifts tractor-trailer ban on interstates

Truck driving in the snowAs of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, the ban on all tractor trailers traveling on the New York State Thruway has been lifted.

This includes:

  • 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.