- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials have banned large trucks from parts of several highways in upstate New York after a string of accidents during a storm that’s dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state.

They say trucks were ordered off the Thruway between Westmoreland and Batavia as a precaution after a number jackknifed. The ban through 6 a.m. Thursday also includes Interstate-81 from Exit 31 in Onondaga County to Exit 6 in Broome County, I-690 from the Thruway to I-81 and I-390 from the Thruway in Rochester to I-86 in Steuben County.

The National Weather Service says the highest snowfall totals as of Wednesday afternoon were the 15 inches in neighboring Schoharie (skoh-HAYR’-ee) and Schenectady (skeh-NEHK’-ta-dee) counties.

Most of the roughly 9,000 reported power outages are near Albany, with some reported in central New York.


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