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Tag Archives: Thruway

New York to minimize highway disruptions during holiday

ALBANY — In a move to ease Thanksgiving holiday traffic, New York state will temporarily halt highway lane closures caused by road work. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says construction-related closures will be cancelled between 6 a.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. the ...

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State trooper injured in weather-related wreck

State Trooper Leonard Kasniak was injured at about midnight Monday while assisting with a road closure on the New York State Thruway in Buffalo. The thruway was being shut down as a result of hazardous weather conditions. Kasniak’s patrol car ...

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New York uses radar to end wrong-way threat on Thruway

ALBANY — Radar, flashy LED signs and text alerts to drivers’ cellphones and local police are part of New York’s new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes on the state Thruway. The system linked to Doppler radar and designed by ...

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Troopers on lookout for bad road behavior

State Police Troop T and the New York State Thruway Authority announced that their “Operation Summer Brake” initiative will begin Monday and continue through Labor Day, Sept. 2. The program targets the prevention of crash-causing behaviors, including driving while intoxicated, ...

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Group against proposed Thruway toll hike

Unshackle Upstate, a bi-partisan, Rochester-based coalition of upstate businesses and trade organizations, is calling for a complete audit of New York State Thruway Authority finances. The coalition is headed by former Empire State Development Upstate Director for Business Outreach, Brian ...

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Hundreds of drivers stranded hours on Thruway

BUFFALO — Hundreds of cold and hungry motorists spent hours Thursday stranded on a western New York highway after an accident caused a backup and the idling trucks and cars got stuck in heavy snow.

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