Some Nor’Eastern States Ban Trucks from Highways During Winter Storm

In the span of just two weeks, the Northeast has gotten pounded with snow and severe weather conditions. This, of course, affects the roads and highways. Currently, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have placed a tractor-trailer ban on highways, as there have been several tractor-trailer involved accidents. Needless to say, drivers be careful out there and check your routes!

Matt Cole of Overdrive writes:

For the third time in two weeks, a nor’easter storm is wreaking havoc on the Northeast, causing some states to institute tractor-trailer bans on highways Tuesday, March 13.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation placed a travel ban on tractor-trailers on all state highways from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the truck ban late Monday night on Twitter.

 Several tractor trailer accidents in Massachusetts Tuesday morning prompted the Massachusetts State Police to issue a truck ban on the Massachusetts Turnpike(I-90) from the New York state line to exit 14, just west of Boston. There is no timetable on when the restriction will be lifted.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a statement Monday night acknowledging Rhode Island’s truck ban, but said his state didn’t have plans at the time for a similar ban.

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