ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tractor-trailers have been banned on the New York State Thruway from the Syracuse area to New York City because of the nor'easter that's hitting the region.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued the ban Wednesday for Interstate 90 from Exit 36 just outside Syracuse to the Albany area, and for Interstate 87 from Albany to the Yonkers-Bronx line.

The ban also prohibits tandem trailers, buses, box trucks and other high-profile vehicles from those highways. It also applies to sections of I-81, I-88, I-84, I-684, I-287, I-95 and Route 17.

Cuomo says state troopers are enforcing the ban and will ticket any violators.

Other motorists are being urged to avoid traveling unless it's absolutely necessary.

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