UPDATE: As of 11:30 p.m. on December 11, the Thousand Islands Bridge System has resumed normal operations following the high wind event. Additionally, the NYS DOT restrictions of lightweight high profile vehicles on Interstate 81 ended at 4 a.m. on December 12.
UPDATE: As of 6:05 p.m. the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority began restricting all high-profile
tractor trailers regardless of weight, in addition to commercial vehicles less than 60,000 pounds in
gross vehicle weight, recreational vehicles, buses, enclosed empty trailers and other high-profile
vehicles until wind speeds reduce.
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Traffic is being restricted at the Thousand Islands Bridge due to high winds.
Traffic restrictions began at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 on the bridge at the northern border. Commercial vehicles weighing less than 60,000 pounds in gross weight will not be permitted to cross the Thousand Islands Bridge.
Recreational vehicles, buses, enclosed empty trailers and other high-profile vehicles will also be prohibited from crossing until wind speeds reduce.
The Thousands Islands Bridge Authority will update the status of travel restrictions on the agency’s website.