- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A 60-mile stretch of the Thruway in the Hudson Valley has reopened after being shut down for about nine hours because of the snowstorm hitting the Northeast.

Interstate 87 was closed at 11 p.m. Monday from Exit 17 at Newburgh to the New York City line, and other sections of the Thruway system in eastern New York were also shut down. The Thruway Authority announced shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday that traffic is now allowed on the entire length of the highway system.

Numerous schools from the Vermont border south through the Hudson Valley have called off classes Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at 7:30 a.m. that a travel ban has been lifted for the New York City area and Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

Up to 6 inches of snow is reported in parts of the Hudson Valley.

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