Get A Misdemeanor If You’re Caught Driving During Travel Ban In Buffalo
There are multiple travel bans currently in place in Western New York due to treacherous travel conditions caused by the blizzard. Anyone caught driving during the travel ban will get a misdemeanor.
Driving During The Travel Ban Could Result In A Misdemeanor
The Erie County Executive, Mark Poloncarz, told WGRZ,
If law enforcement can even get to you, which is a good question, because it is very dangerous, it's very difficult for them to get out there. They will be written up a ticket for a class 'B' misdemeanor. They will at best remove you from your vehicle - this is first responders and law enforcement.
Travel Ban Now In Effect In WNY
There are currently multiple driving bans in place, including a ban in all of Erie County that went into effect at 9:30 this morning. There is a ban on many state roads in Western New York for all traffic. The New York State Thruway is now closed to ALL travel.
The State Department of Transportation also announced a travel ban is in effect for the following roads in Erie County for all traffic until conditions improve:
-State Route 400
-State Route 219
-State Route 5 (Big Tree Road to I-190)
A restriction for trucks "Trucks Use Right Lane" on Interstate 81 from Exit 32 (Central Square) to Exit 51 (Alex Bay) starting at noon Friday.