Transportation officials in New York plan to hold hearings in Buffalo on the state's response to the recent snow storm and efforts to prevent motorists from being stranded on the Thruway.
State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the hearings Tuesday. The Democrat had requested the meetings and says they can help the state improve its procedures before the next storm hits.
More than 150 vehicles were stranded after the storm dumped up to 7 feet of snow south of Buffalo, forcing officials to close a 123-mile section of the Thruway.
The dates of the hearings are expected to be released in the coming weeks.