ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Long tandem trailer trucks have been banned from the New York State Thruway between Interstate 81 in Syracuse and New York City.


The Thruway Authority says the decision Thursday afternoon came as bands of heavy snow moved north through the Capital Region.


Earlier in the day, commercial traffic was ordered off Interstate 84 between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania lines.


There have been several reports of tractor-trailer truck accidents during the storm.


Both bans will be in effect until further notice.