These Vehicles are Banned From Traveling Around the Hudson Valley
A number of vehicles are banned from driving in the Hudson Valley today as high winds and lots of snow is in the forecast.
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation is banning all tractor trailers as well as short and long tandem trailers on the following roadways until further notice:
- I-87 in both directions between Exit 1 (NYC Line) and Exit 17 (I-84)
- I-84 in both directions between Pennslyvania and Connecticut I-684 in both directions between the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-84
- I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) in both directions between Exit 1 and Exit 12
- I-95 (New England Thruway) in both directions from the NYC Line to the Connecticut Line
The NYDOT also announced a ban is in place for the following vehicles on Interstate-84 in both directions between Port Jervis and the Pennsylvania State Line.
- Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
- Tractors hauling double trailers
- Tractors hauling empty trailers
- Trailers pulled by passenger vehicles and pickup trucks,
- Recreational vehicles (RVs)
The ban on I-84 at the Pennslyvania border also applies to all commercial vehicles
The Pennslyvania Department of Transportation defines a commercial vehicle as:
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 17,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater.
- Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.
- Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation.
- Is a school bus.
- Is transporting hazardous materials which is required to be placarded in accordance with Department regulations
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