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NY Governor Orders Highways Shut Because of Snow

Image: NY Governor Orders Highways Shut Because of Snow A New York State Trooper assists a driver whose car slipped off the road on Interstate 87 northbound during a snow storm on Jan. 2.

Thursday, 02 Jan 2014 04:36 PM

 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says some major highways around New York City will be shut down as a coastal storm brings snow and blizzard conditions to the region.

Cuomo says Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley will be closed to commercial traffic starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and to all traffic at midnight. He says the Long Island Expressway will be closed at midnight on most of the island. The New York Thruway also will be closed from Albany south at midnight.

Cuomo says plans are for the highways to reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, but a decision will be made by 4 a.m.

The governor also declared a state of emergency Thursday and urged people to "seriously consider" staying home.

He says mass transit isn't expected to be hampered.

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