Tractor trailer ban on NYS Thruway lifted

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As snow continued to cover western New York into Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that tractor trailers were temporarily banned from the I-90 and a number of other highways in New York.

The tractor trailer ban was in effect for I-90, I-81, I-86 and I-88 beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. At 1 p.m., I-87 was added to the list of highways where tractor trailers are banned. In addition to that, all travel was banned on I-84 between Pennsylvania and Connecticut at 1 p.m., but the ban was lifted that night.

The travel restrictions for the other highways was lifted around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cuomo says Metro-North Service was temporarily suspended. Riders can check here for more information on departure times.

Amtrak was also effected by the storm. The Northeast Regional service between New York City and Boston, as well as the Empire Service between NYC and Albany were suspended.

Acela Express between Boston and NYC was cancelled.

FORECAST | The Winter Storm Warning for western New York will be in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Click/tap here for the forecast. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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