Ban on big trucks in New York State has been lifted

The extreme snowfall from Winter Storm Stella caused all major highways in New York State to be closed to all tractor-trailers from Monday night and late into Tuesday.

The ban was lifted on I-84 between the CT and PA borders Tuesday night.

Now, all highways are once again open to big trucks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted all travel and tractor trailer bans on major highways in New York.

Cuomo said late Wednesday afternoon the tractor trailer ban on the state Thruway, Interstate 81, I-86/Route 17, I-87 from Albany to the Canadian border, and I-88 will be lifted immediately.

Many trucking companies will be happy to see the ban lifted as they were limited to making local deliveries during the restricted period.

Despite the ban, many tractor-trailers were spotted traveling on the Thruway, with little enforcement being done to stop them.