New York State Travel Ban

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  • Update:  Travel ban has been lifted in Long Island and NYC.
    Snowstorm 2013
  • A travel ban on all state and local roads in thirteen downstate counties effective at 11:00PM
  • MTA closing all public transit systems at 11:00PM
  • The National Weather Service forecasts snow accumulation of at least 1 ½ to 2 feet combined with wind gusts of up to 70 MPH on Eastern parts of Long Island.
  • Tractor trailer ban on select roadways is in effect
  • The State’s Emergency Operations Center is activated
  • Travelers using airports to travel in the region should check with carriers before heading to the airport. Substantial flight cancellations are highly likely on Tuesday.

State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared for the following counties:

  • Bronx
  • Dutchess
  • Kings
  • Nassau
  • New York
  • Orange
  • Putnam
  • Queens
  • Richmond
  • Rockland
  • Suffolk
  • Ulster
  • Westchester


The National Weather Service expects wind gusts could reach up to 70 MPH. Utilities are prepared to respond 24-hours a day to power disruptions and mandated to implement their emergency response plans. New York’s utilities have a total of 3,943 in-house workers and outside contractors standing ready to assist in storm restoration efforts.

Utility contact numbers:
  • Central Hudson: 800-527-2714
  • Con Edison: 800-752-6633
  • National Grid – Metro: 718-643-4050
  • National Grid – LI: 800-930-5003
  • National Grid – Upstate: 800-642-4272
  • National Fuel Gas: 800-365-3234
  • NYSEG (New York State Electric & Gas): 800-572-1111
  • Orange & Rockland: 877-434-4100
  • PSEG Long Island: 800-490-0075
  • RG&E: 800-743-2110
A travel ban will go into effect at 11:00PM until further notice
A tractor trailer ban went into effect at 4:00PM and remains in effect until further notice
Will operate only local service beginning at 8:00PM and service will be suspended beginning at 11:00PM until further notice
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