Rhode Island, Massachusetts ban trucks from highways Tuesday during winter storm

| March 13, 2018

For the third time in two weeks, a nor’easter storm is wreaking havoc on the Northeast, causing some states to institute tractor-trailer bans on highways Tuesday, March 13.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation placed a travel ban on tractor-trailers on all state highways from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced the truck ban late Monday night on Twitter.

Several tractor trailer accidents in Massachusetts Tuesday morning prompted the Massachusetts State Police to issue a truck ban on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) from the New York state line to exit 14, just west of Boston. There is no timetable on when the restriction will be lifted.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a statement Monday night acknowledging Rhode Island’s truck ban, but said his state didn’t have plans at the time for a similar ban.

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