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Lamont's tractor-trailer ban on I-84 lifted

Empty tractor-trailers and tandem trailers were banned from traveling on Interstate 84 due to the winter storm, but as of 3:30 p.m., they are permitted.

HARTFORD, Conn. — In anticipation of the nor'easter storm that is hitting New England, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a tractor-trailer ban on all tandem and empty trailers, but this ban has since been lifted.

Tandem tractor-trailer trucks and empty tractor-trailers were banned from traveling on Interstate 84 from 6 a.m. on Tuesday until 3:30 p.m. 

Lamont said that he implemented this travel ban due to the heavy wet snow and high winds expected to impact this specific area of Connecticut throughout the day on Tuesday. 

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“During peak periods of this storm, we are expecting to see very strong wind gusts and heavy wet snow in the northern region of the state, particularly along the I-84 corridor,” Governor Lamont said in a statement. “This storm is unique for our small state in that some areas are expected to receive a significant impact and in other regions, it may be less severe. I encourage everyone to stay alert for weather updates and take caution if you need to travel.”

The winter storm can drop more than 12 inches of snow in some areas and over 130,000 customers could lose power.

The ban was being done in coordination with New York, which implemented a similar travel ban on tandem tractor-trailers and empty tractor-trailers on highways in this region.


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