Tandem and Propane Ban Lifted on Mass Pike as of 10 a.m.

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Travel issues persist following the nor’easter which hit Long Island, New York City, the Hudson Valley and the Capital District regions of New York state.

NYSMTA encourages the trucking industry to exercise extreme caution and to be prepared for road closures in the state.  NYSMTA will keep members updated as the storm progresses.

• The ban on tandem trailers and propane trucks on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) has been lifted.

• The New York State Thruway (I-90) westbound lanes between Exits 25 and 26 have been re-opened.

• The ban on tandem trailers on the New York State Thruway between the New York City line and Exit 36 in Syracuse has been lifted.

• The ban on tandem trailers in Connecticut has been lifted.

•  The ban on commercial vehicles on Interstate 84 in New York state has been lifted.

• Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island regions as the storm continues to impact parts of the state.  These regions are expected to continue to receive heavy snow that may accumulate at rates of around two to three inches per hour, which will make it difficult for plows to keep some roads clear. New Yorkers should stay off of the roads and remain in their homes until the worst of the storm has passed. Under a state of emergency, critical resources that are normally restricted to state use are mobilized to assist local governments and laws and regulations that would otherwise impede their rapid response are suspended.

• The Pennsylvania Turnpike is banning tandem trailers and empty trailers as of 11:00 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2014.

Visit www.511ny.org for up-to-date closures in New York.  Check out the Traffic & Transit Map/List for the latest closures, truck restrictions, and road conditions.

For road closures in other states:

New Jersey: www.511NJ.org

Pennsylvania: www.511PA.com

Vermont:  www.511VT.org