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.

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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.

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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.

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