Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who sadly lost their lives in the tragic accident on the Thruway this morning. We also send our best to the first responders who raced to the scene in an attempt to save lives and rescue those who were in grave danger - and we thank them for their heroic efforts.
Winter Storm Landon is causing travel problems in New York and drivers are being asked to avoid any unnecessary travel. If you do have to go out, you'll be driving slower. The New York State Thruway Authority has reduced speed limits on several roads across the state.
Traffic snarled to a stop on the New York State Thruway Friday morning as emergency crew responded to an accident.
Just before 7:00 a.m., both westbound lanes between Utica and Westmoreland were closed and backed-up due to the accident...
When New York's toll roads go completely cashless you won't have to stop at a toll booth to pay the fare. And, some are worried it will also mean you won't have to be stopped by a state trooper to get a ticket.
The final gantry has been erected over the NYS Thruway, with plans to take the roadway cashless starting in November - including in Utica and Rome. Those without an EZ Pass could see a toll hike as well.