You should probably just plan to avoid hopping in the car for the next couple of days.

Beginning at 3pm today (Saturday, January 19th) the New York State Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory across the Capital Region. The advisory is actually in effect for the majority of the state and the North East for that matter. Authorities are asking that you stay off the roadways and avoid any unnecessary travel.

Tractor-trailers and buses have actually been banned from the New York State Thruway starting at 3 p.m. A list of highways with bans can be found below courtesy of NYup.

As a result of the impending snow dumping on the Capital Region a ton of business have announced closures which you can check out here. The travel advisory has even postponed a bunch of shows that were scheduled this weekend. So even if you did leave your house there is really not a whole lot going on. Might as well take advantage of some down time while you got it and post up on the couch to binge watch some shows or utilize this time to get to all those household chores you have been putting off.

DOT Highways with bans:

  • I-88 from Binghamton to Albany
  • I-86/Rt 17 from PA border to I-87 (entire length)
  • I-81 from PA Border to Canadian Border
  • I-84 from PA Border to CT Border
  • I-684 from I-287 to I-84
  • I-87 from Albany to Canadian Border
  • I-390 from I-86 to I-90
  • I-99 from PA Border to I-86
  • I-90 from Thruway Exit 24 to Berkshire Spur Exit B2  (through Cap Dist)
  • Rt 219 from Peters Rd to I-90 (expressway  section)
  • I-190 - full length (both Thruway and DOT sections)
  • I-290 - full length
  • Rt 5 Skyway - I-190 to NY179 (Milestrip Rd)
  • Rt 400 - NY16 to I-90
  • I-390, I-490, I-590 around Rochester
  • Alternate Route 7 in Albany County

Thruway highways:

  • I-90 from PA line to Albany (Int. 24)
  • I-87 from Albany (Int. 24) to NYC line
  • I-287 (from Suffern to I-95)
  • Berkshire Spur from the Thruway Mainline to the Mass line