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A New York State of Emergency, Thruway is closed for commercial vehicles

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Wild winter weather is causing mayhem statewide, Governor Hochul issues SOE order

Wyoming County asks residents to limit travel

Heavy Rain and Snow, Strong Winds, Coastal and Lakeshore Flooding, Flash Freezing, Extremely Low Wind Chills and Power Outages All Possible Over Next Several Days as Winter Storm Moves Across New York State  

Beginning 6 a.m. Friday — Full Commercial Vehicle Ban on NYS Thruway (I-90) between Exit 46 (Rochester, I-390) and the Pennsylvania Border, and Soft Closures on Interstates and State Highways in Western New York

New York’s Utilities Surging Additional 2,200 External Workers to Respond to the Storm; State Assets and Personnel Ready to Deploy to Impacted Areas  

Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers Traveling for the Holidays to Leave on Thursday or Wait Until Sunday to Travel, as Road Conditions Across the State Will be Dangerous Friday and Saturday

Governor Kathy Hochul today declared a State of Emergency for the entire State of New York in advance of a significant winter weather system forecast to bring a mixed bag of hazards across the state beginning Thursday evening and continuing through Monday. Heavy rain and snow, strong winds, coastal and lakeshore flooding and flash freezing are all possible in various regions across the state throughout the holiday weekend. In addition, lake effect snow is expected to impact areas along Lakes Erie and Ontario beginning Friday night and continuing into Monday with total snow accumulations forecast to reach up to three feet.

“With Mother Nature throwing everything she has at us this weekend, I encourage New Yorkers who are considering travelling for the holidays to do so before Friday or after Sunday to stay safe,” Governor Hochul said. “Our agencies are well prepared, coordinated and ready to deploy assets and equipment if needed to respond to the storm. We want all New Yorkers to get where they need to go safely to celebrate the holidays with loved ones.”

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