UPDATE: The ban has been cancelled.

The heavy snow and strong winds will make travel throughout parts of New York nearly impossible. The National Weather Service has issued Blizzard Warnings and Winter Storm Watches in several counties. The storm is causing a ban on empty tractor trailers on parts of I-90.

The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers until further notice. The ban is from the Lackawanna Toll Barrier to the Pennsylvania state line.

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The storm has the National Weather Service issuing several Winter Storm Warnings and Watches as well as Blizzard Warnings across parts of New York State. Strong winds will create whiteout conditions and difficult to impossible travel in some areas, including Buffalo and the Tug Hill region.

If you're planning to travel, you can check road conditions anywhere in New York, anytime at 511NY.org. Get up to date traffic news, receive alerts and plan your route. You can even sign up to have travel alerts sent right to your phone.

Get the latest weather information below.


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Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.