Governor Cuomo announces New York State Plastic Bag Task Force

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Getting around the Hudson Valley was almost impossible Tuesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a travel ban for tractor-trailers and tandem trailers at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The MTA has not made any announcements regarding expected transit changes at the time of writing.

But the governor says extreme weather is the "new normal". "So we were responding as quickly as possible".

In addition, he said almost 700 pieces of snow-fighting equipment are being deployed, including snowblowers and plows.

"I've been going by my boss I'm Toronto and I should be going by 6 p.m.", truck driver Rob Mills said.

Blizzard and winter storm warnings were in effect throughout NY.

Last month, Cuomo blocked New York City Council's fee on non-reusable shopping bags just hours before it was to take effect.

In Onondaga County, there is a travel advisory in effect until Wednesday night.

"We deployed accordingly, so New York City and Long Island had been the focus of our activity".

"During any emergency situation, protecting the safety of New Yorkers is our number one priority", Cuomo said in a statement.

A nor'easter is poised to bring blizzard conditions and a blanket of heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

At LaGuardia and JFK airports, most of the flights were cancelled.

The Governor also directed non-essential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.