Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency
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Interstate 84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line is closed to commercial truck traffic due to the winter weather conditions. All commercial vehicles including large trucks (over 26,000 pounds GCWR/GVWR), tractors, tractor trailers and buses will not be permitted on the 70-mile stretch of highway effective immediately. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Motorists using bridges should allow extra travel time and operate at reduced speeds due to wet roadways. As the storm intensifies, high winds and white out conditions may result in intermittent bridge or ramp closures. Certain vehicles, including motorcycles, tractor trailers, step vans, mini buses, trucks with open backs, cars pulling trailers, motorhomes, and vehicles carrying plate glass, may be temporarily barred from using crossings due to high winds and wet roadways.
A 35 mph speed limit is in effect on the following bridges: Tappan Zee, George Washington, the Goethals, Bayonne, and Outerbridge Crossing
There is approximately 470,000 tons of salt on hand across the state to pre-treat roads as precipitation begins.
More than 1,770 plow trucks are ready to respond
All Thruway and NYSDOT maintenance headquarters will be fully staffed around the clock for the duration of the storm
The five New York City airports are open, but airlines are operating on a greatly reduced schedule, with more than 2,300 flights cancelled as of mid-afternoon. Crews are applying anti-icing chemicals to runways and taxiways to keep them free of ice. In the event that some travelers become stranded, airport personnel are preparing cots, blankets and other essentials to assist customers. All air travelers should check with their carriers regarding resumption of flights tomorrow.
At JFK Airport, airlines have notified the agency that they anticipate ceasing flight activity as of 6:30 p.m. tonight, with many carriers stopping sooner
At LaGuardia, most flight operations ceased as of 4:00 p.m.
At Stewart Airport, the last scheduled flight activity was at 4:45 p.m.
At Newark Liberty Airport, airlines stopped service as of 4:00 p.m.