- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has banned tractor-trailers from most of its major interstate highways, including the entire length of the 570-mile Thruway system from New York City to the Pennsylvania border in western New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ban Tuesday morning as a major storm pounds the Northeast with heavy snow and high winds.

The ban includes the Thruway system’s 426-mile main line - interstates 87 and 90 - from New York City to Buffalo as well as the New England Thruway, the Cross Westchester Expressway, the Niagara Thruway, the Garden State Parkway Connector, the Berkshire Connector and the Erie Section.

Tractor-trailers are also banned from interstates 81, 84, 88 and 86/Route 17.

In Binghamton, where interstates 81, 88 and 86/Route 17 meet, Broome County officials have declared a state of emergency and banned all non-essential travel.

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