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More barriers on NYS Thruway this season

Posted at 6:12 AM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-12 06:12:55-05

 Expect to see more barriers on state highways this year.

The New York State Thruway Authority added more barriers to help block traffic from getting on if the highway is shut down during severe weather.

The push began back in 2010, when hundreds of cars were stranded on the thruway during an intense lake effect band.

Since then, the NYSTA has been very cautions when it comes to shutting the highway down in snowy conditions.