ITHACA, N.Y. — A commercial truck that is towing an “exceptionally long” commercial load will travel through Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 30, the Ithaca Police Department said. The truck will travel south through Ithaca and impact traffic patterns.

The truck and trailer are more than 380 feet long and 20 feet wide, the IPD said. The truck will enter Ithaca at 11:30 a.m. on Route 34/East Shore Drive. From there, it will take the following route:

  • Southbound on East Shore Drive
  • Southbound on New York State Route 13
  • Southbound on North/South Meadow Street (Northbound traffic on Meadow Street will be closed for this portion of the trip from the intersection of Meadow/Hancock to Meadow/Clinton)
  • Southbound on Elmira Road exiting the City of Ithaca

Motorists are asked to avoid the area while the truck and trailer are passing through. Police ask that anyone in the area when the truck and trailer are going through Ithaca follow the directions of officers and flaggers on the scene.

“Due to the complexity of the logistics associated with towing such a long, heavy load through a municipality the timeframes could change on short notice,” the IPD said. Monitor local news outlets or the IPD Facebook page for updates and changes in traffic patterns.

Kelsey O'Connor

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