- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The state Thruway Authority is banning trucks from traveling on Interstate 90 in western New York because of treacherous driving conditions caused by lake-effect snow storms.

Commercial traffic is banned in both directions, with westbound trucks being diverted at Exit 46 outside Rochester to southbound I-390 to I-86 west along New York’s Southern Tier. Eastbound commercial vehicles entering at the Pennsylvania border are being directed to I-86.

The ban comes as snow bands off Lake Erie shift south of Buffalo.

The National Weather Service says storms that began on Wednesday along lakes Erie and Ontario have dumped up to 32 inches in western and central New York.

Forecasters say some parts of the Tug Hill east of Lake Ontario could get up to 5 feet of snow by the time the storms diminish Sunday.


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