State, city prepares roads for storms

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — State and city of Buffalo officials are preparing for upcoming snow storms with preventative actions Wednesday.

Tractor trailers have been banned from portions of state roads. Despite these actions, truckers have been violating the declaration and various flashing signs all night. The Department of Public Works in Buffalo is also pre-salting main roads.

Temporary travel bans enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo are restricting travel for large commercial trucks on portions of I-90, I-81, I-390 and I-690 in upstate New York.

  • I-90 between Exit 32 (Westmoreland – Rome – NY Route 233) and Exit 48 (Batavia – NY Route 98) * This includes tandem trailers
  • I-81 from Exit 31/Bartel Road in Brewerton, Onondaga County, to Exit 6/I-88 in the town of Chenango, Broome County
  • I-690 in Syracuse from the NYS Thruway to I-81
  • I-390 from Exit 12/NYS Thruway in Rochester to I-86 in the town of Avoca, Steuben County

Bans are expected to last until 6 a.m. but could change based on the weather. Officials are calling for people to travel on if necessary.

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