ALBANY, New York — Bad weather means tandems aren’t allowed to run on some New York state highways.
The New York State Thruway Authority has issued the following notice: “Due to winter weather conditions, long tandem trailers have been banned on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) and on the New York State Thruway (I-90) between exit 25A and the Pennsylvania State Line.”
The Ontario Trucking Association, sent out a notice to its members after getting in touch with the Thruway Authority, letting them know that “The NYS Thruway is also restricting company services from the highway. Instead, authorities say they will have a recovery unit patrolling the highway if a vehicle operator requires assistance. Operators can call 1-800-842-2233.”
The restriction is likely going to be in place until at least later tonight. The region is experiencing heavy snowfall and a large portion of western New York is under a blizzard warning.
The Authority broadcasts information on Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) and activates Dynamic Message Signs (DMS). Updates are also available on the NYS Thruway website.