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Cuomo Implements Full Travel Ban, Declares State Of Emergency

A look at the Tappan Zee Bridge approach from Tarrytown at around 7 p.m. Monday.
A look at the Tappan Zee Bridge approach from Tarrytown at around 7 p.m. Monday. Photo Credit: NYSTA

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for Westchester County and most of the Hudson Valley and implemented a full travel ban in Westchester and 12 other counties as a powerful Nor'easter continues to dump snow.

After earlier issuing a tractor trailer ban on Interstates 87 and 84, Cuomo also placed the full travel ban on roads and bridges and suspension of public transit effective at 11 p.m.

Cuomo also directed non-essential state workers in the New York City area to stay home on Tuesday.

Westchester County Center Rob Astorino announced he has operated the county's Emergency Operations Center in Hawthorne at a press conference at 3:30 p.m. in Hawthorne.

Astorino said he spoke to officials at Con Ed and is hopeful there will not be power outages.

"The thinking is we may be OK because the snow will be light (in texture) and the leaves are off the trees," Astorino said.

Astorino said he anticipates there will be no Bee-Line Bus or Para-Transit service through Wednesday morning.

The Westchester County Airport in White Plains remains open, but most carriers have canceled flights.

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to two feet of snow and wind gusts that can exceed 55 mph.

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