Whiteout blamed as Thruway shut down between 39 & 41

The New York State Thruway authority is saying that those traveling westbound between exits 39 and 41 will be diverted off at exit 39. Travel has become next-to-impossible with white out conditions, multiple accidents, and reports of deteriorating conditions as emergency crews work to clear at least one major accident in the westbound lanes.

Those traveling from the east should expect to be diverted off of the New York State Thruway until they reach exit 41 where motorists should be able to return. Authorities point out that the accident happened around milepost 304.

Motorists traveling through the area should exercise extreme caution, as Lake Effect Snow Warning’s have been posted all along the New York State Thruway corridor. Stay tuned to FingerLakes1.com for more information as details become available.

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