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Police increasing patrols this Thanksgiving to prevent impaired driving


State Police and Local Law Enforcement to Increase Patrols to Prevent Impaired and Aggressive Driving during Thanksgiving.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be participating in a special traffic safety initiative to prevent unsafe driving behaviors as the winter holiday season kicks off.

The Thanksgiving weekend initiative runs from today (Wednesday, November 24th), through Sunday, November 28th.

And the governor also announced during the busy Thanksgiving weekend, temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6 a.m. through Monday, Nov. 29 at 6 a.m.

Motorists are advised that some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers for emergency repairs.

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