Gov: New York City’s travel ban lifted

FILE - A transit worker checks for pedestrians before closing the door on the F train at the Union Turnpike subway station in the Queens borough of New York during a snowstorm Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

Andrew Cuomo  announced Sunday that the ban barring non-emergency motorists from being on the roads was lifted at 7 a.m.

The travel ban covered all state and local roads in New York City, the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway and the Port Authority’s Hudson River crossings.

The governor says full service to the above-ground portions of the Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road and city subway systems will be restored gradually, as equipment and crews are put into position.

Cuomo says the MTA will restore bus, subway and regional railroad service as conditions warrant throughout Sunday.

The governor declared a state of emergency Saturday throughout New York City and its suburbs during the storm that moved through the area with high wind and heavy snow.

 

 

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