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Governor Unveils Web-Based Winter Road Reports

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Governor Pataki unveiled a new, web-based Winter Traveler Advisory System designed to provide motorists information on state highway conditions during major winter weather events. The system will enable motorists to obtain information for many of New York State's most-traveled roads, including the Thruway.

"As part of our continuing efforts to ensure that New York has the best and safest transportation system in the nation, this new online service will provide commuters, travelers and businesses with first-hand information about road and weather conditions across the State so they can better plan their trips," Governor Pataki said. "This Winter Traveler Advisory System provides highway condition information people need when they need it, helping motorists travel New York State highways during weather events safely, conveniently and efficiently."

Information for the State Department of Transportation's web-based winter traveler system is is provided by state snow plow drivers, New York State Police, toll collectors and other staff who periodically report on weather and road conditions, including whether roads are dry, wet, snow covered, heavily snow covered, closed or closed intermittently.