New York State Thruway partially reopened 3 p.m. Friday afternoon

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UPDATE NOON 11/21: A press conference held by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that the New York State Thruway would be partially reopened “at 3 p.m. today,” reported Jacob Pucci of The roadway would be fully open “from Exit 46 in Henrietta to Exit 50 at I-290.”

A second segment, between Exit 51 to the Pennsylvania border, would likewise be open, “but local exits will still be closed,” Pucci reported. “Onramps will be open,” likewise rest areas. Click through the map image above for the latest closure information from the Thruway authority, and read Pucci’s report at this link.

As of Nov. 21 8 a.m. CDT:
With some sections having been closed for more than three days, as of the morning of November 21, the New York State Thruway remained closed around Buffalo, though progress was reported in clearing the road. Click through the map above for ongoing information about remaining closures from the New York State Thruway Authority.

“The Thruway (I-90) remains closed in both directions between exits 46 (Rochester, I-390) and 61 (Ripley),” noted the Thruway Authority. “And the Niagara Thruway (I-190) is closed southbound only between exits 16 (Youngmann Memorial Highway, I-290) and 1 (South Ogden Street) due to a significant lake effect snow event in Western New York.”

On Nov. 19, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo visited some stranded drivers along the route, attendant to wide concern that the interstate was shut down too late.

According to the Associated Press, officials had not set a timetable for reopening as of Friday morning, November 21. Other major routes also remained closed around the region for a fourth day, including U.S. Highway 219 and New York State Route 400.

Photos and other tweets from the past few days tell part of the story: