New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a travel ban on the New York State Thruway through Wednesday in anticipation of the gigantic winter storm threatening to pummel the Capital Region and beyond.

According to News 10 ABC, all tractor trailer, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks, and other high profile vehicles will be restricted from entering or traveling on the following roads.  This ban started at 8am this morning and will prevent many people from traveling in and around the Capital Region extending throughout New York State and Massachusetts.  The roads are as follows

  • New York State Thruway from Exit 36 (Syracuse) to the New York City line
  • Berkshire Spur to the Massachusetts State Line
  • I-95 Garden State Parkway Connector
  • I-287

All motorists are encouraged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary and The Thruway Authority encourages motorists to download its mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices.