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02 March 2018
Troop T advises motorists on the New York State Thruway to use caution when traveling
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
Troop T Commander
Troop T advises motorists on the New York State Thruway to use caution when traveling during winter weather conditions.
Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent and allow for adjustments to your schedule to ensure a safe commute or simply avoid unnecessary travel.
If you are involved in a collision or leave the roadway:
If you drive off the roadway and are stuck in a snow bank or ditch, stay in your vehicle and call 911. DO NOT exit your vehicle unless it is an absolute emergency. You put yourself at risk of being struck by another vehicle.
Roll the windows down a few inches or turn your vehicle off if you are stranded in snow for a period of time with your vehicle running. Covered mufflers can cause physical injury or death due to inhalation of carbon monoxide.
If you should become stranded on the Thruway, know your location by being aware of your direction and mile post marker. This will help emergency personnel reach your location as quickly as possible.
Follow the New York State Police’s Twitter page @nyspolice for up to the minute information on road closures and weather alerts.
The Thruway Authority provides a wide variety of information for travelers including current traffic conditions, accidents, and lane closures. Visit www.thruway.ny.gov for more information.
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