New York State Thruway
Operation Hang Up, which resulted in a thousand tickets during last year’s blitz, is back.
Tropical Storm Irene dumped barrels of water on Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties, knocking out power, flooding roads and even causing injuries and one fatality.
The tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer, and both vehicles erupted in flame. The driver of the truck was killed. Some of the injured were airlifted to area hospitals.
The flood waters from Thursday’s storms have finally started receding, but as residents assess the damage, another round of storms could bring even more flooding to the region.
South Nyack was separated by the New York State Thruway when the Tappan Zee Bridge was built in the 1950s.
The New York State Thruway Authority said a year ago in their crackdown on phones and gadgets at the wheel, troopers handed out nearly 900 tickets just on the Thruway in a few days.
Even though the area is used to heavy winter weather, some motorists were stuck for nearly 24 hours.
Authorities say a section of the New York State Thruway near Buffalo remains closed after a lake-effect snow storm strands hundreds of motorists who spent the night in their vehicles.
A rousing service of prayer was held in Baychester to celebrate the lives of the six people killed in Saturday’s church van crash on the New York State Thruway.
Bishop Simon White, his wife and four other church leaders were killed when the van they were riding in blew a tire and rolled over on the New York State Thruway.
There were prayers and tears on Sunday night at the Bronx Church that lost its bishop, his wife and four others members in a tragic crash on the New York State Thruway.
At least six people have died and more were injured when a minivan carrying members from a church crashed on the New York State Thruway, about five miles north of the Woodbury Common shopping mall.