ROCHESTER, NY (AP & WXXI News) The ban on tractor trailers and commercial buses on the New York State Thruway in Western New York because of hazardous weather conditions has been lifted.
The New York State Thruway Authority lifted the travel ban on Interstate 90 from Exit 46 in Henrietta to the Pennsylvania state line just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo had vowed to crack down on truckers who violated the ban after a tractor-trailer was blamed for causing a 19-vehicle pileup on the Thruway near Batavia on Wednesday.
The extremely harsh cold is expected to move out of the region this weekend.
For Friday morning, a wind chill advisory remains in effect until 11a.m., with wind chills of as low as -20 possible. Otherwise, the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 16.
Saturday’s forecast is for increasing clouds, with an afternoon high of 37
Sunday will see some brief, mixed precipitation and a high of 44, and Monday could see temperatures rise to at least 50.