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NY Thruway Closing from PA LIne to Buffalo Area

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NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday afternoon is shutting down the New York State Thruway in Western New York due to extreme winter weather conditions.  All eastbound traffic will be detoured off at Exit 61 (Shortman Road, Ripley). 

In addition the Governor has activated the State Emergency Operations Center  at 8PM  based on the forecast winter weather conditions in Buffalo and Western New York. 

The closure is a precautionary measure due to an extraordinary winter weather event that is forecast to include 36 inches of snow in the coming day-and-a-half, lake effect snows in some areas up to four inches per hour, wind gusts up to 40 mph and wind chill temperatures as low as 40 degrees below zero. The Thruway in this area will be reopened when conditions allow. 

Motorists to Pennsylvania and points west should exit the Thruway at exit 46 (Henrietta) to I-390 southbound and then to I-86 westbound into Pennsylvania. Eastbound travelers in Pennsylvania should exit at I-86 eastbound and then continue north on I-390 to the Thruway in Henrietta. These roadway are expected to be less severely impacted by the storm, but all drivers should use extreme caution at all times during the storm. 

"In anticipation of major snowfall and, at times, zero visibility, I have directed the Thruway Authority to close down parts of the Thruway in Western New York for safety concerns," said Governor Cuomo. "In addition, all New Yorkers in the area should exercise extreme caution if they have to leave their homes or travel anywhere. These precautions are done to ensure the safety of motorists, and I urge Western New Yorkers to monitor the weather and follow any instructions issued by emergency officials."

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