Troopers advise motorists on the New York State Thruway to use caution when traveling

News release

ALBANY, NY —  State Police Troop T members will be out across the region checking to ensure that motorists are as safe as possible. We are asking for your assistance to make this possible. Motorists traveling in areas impacted by the snow are asked to leave with extra time to make a slow and careful drive to your destination.

Take into consideration snow accumulation on the roads, the current snowfall rate, the wind, and visibility. 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.

Get the latest weather forecast before leaving with your local weather apps, monitor radio or TV stations. Motorists are advised to check 511NY before traveling. The free travel information system is accessible 24 hours per day by calling 511 or visiting The service provides real-time traffic conditions and links to information about air, rail and transit services.