MESSAGE FROM TRUCKING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK!
All tractor-trailer and commercial bus bans remain in place at this time. Strong winds and sub-zero temperatures are creating icy and dangerous conditions. TANY cannot stress enough the importance of respecting the bans and staying off these roads. Already this morning TANY has received reports of jack-knifed tractor-trailers that were operating on roads currently restricted to trucks. While traffic cameras may indicate the roads are clear, actual conditions may be much different.
As a result of yesterday's multi-vehicle accident, which involved five tractor-trailers on a restricted portion of the Thruway, Gov. Cuomo has instructed state police to step up enforcement. Drivers caught operating on restricted roads will now be issued criminal violations, which may result in a misdemeanor, potentially impacting their CDL.
As a reminder, the following roads are currently restricted to tractor-trailers and commercial buses:
• NYS Thruway from exit 46 (Rochester I-390) to the Pennsylvania border
• State Route 400
• U.S. Route 219 from Peters Road to I-90
• State Route 5 from State Route 179 to I-190
• I-81 from the Canadian Border to State Route 104