NYLON — The incoming weather is going to force a closure of parts of the NEw York State Thruway.
According to our news partner 13WHAM parts of the Thruway will be closed starting at midnight Friday in preparation for a winter storm, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.
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The area between exit 46 in Henrietta and exit 61, the Niagara section, Interstate 190 between Interstate 90 and exit 16, will be closed to tractor trailers beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, then will close to all traffic at midnight.
“With heavy snow approaching parts of Western and Northern New York, the state is activating the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response and get critical equipment and supplies quickly to the communities that need assistance,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “I urge New Yorkers to take necessary precautions to stay safe during the storm, and avoid our roads and highways where possible.”
All vehicles heading west on the Thurway will be detoured off in Henrietta.
PHOTO CAPTION: File photo from previous thruway closure.