New York State Thruway Closed

22 Dec

The free-to-use roads around town are all open and the main thoroughfares ought to be passable. After all, they didn’t close my work today, so there must be some way to get downtown.

But the Thruway, which charges you through the nose for the privilege of traveling upon it, has closed from exit 46 in Henrietta all the way to the Pennsylvania state line. Why are the free roads open, but the aspensive road is closed?

That’s 132 miles’ worth of toll revenue they’re missing out on!

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6 Responses to “New York State Thruway Closed”

  1. Terry December 22, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    Simple geography and logistics…having driven both sides in snow, and having to previously slog thru Erie because the Thruway was lined with trucks stuck in the snow, I think it is merely too much open area that can get belted in mere minutes….You could double the tolls and double the plows and you are still going to have a mess if the weather hits it (and I am no fan of the Thruway Authority by any means).

  2. STEEL December 22, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    Of course one is in the snow belt and the other is not

  3. mike hudson December 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    well boys, that’s why — wherever i live — i live downtown.

  4. mike December 22, 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Hudson, you mean you live on baltic ave because you can’t afford boardwalk or maybe even marvins garden.

  5. Jeff December 23, 2008 at 1:23 am #

    Marvin Gardens.

    How many more years will that game have to exist before everybody knows this shit by heart?

  6. hank December 23, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Jeff—mike can’t help that he’s a dyslexic crosseyed fuck. Have some compassion for the morons in your midst!

    Once again, the overburdened taxpayer of NYS gets what he pays for—NOT.

    I often remember the Thruway being closed from PA to Buffalo, but not as often Rochester to PA. Makes you wonder where all that freakin’ toll money goes, when the rest of I-90 is pretty much devoid of tolls all the way to the Pacific Ocean once you get out of NY. The rest of the states have to plow too–they seem to have the money and don’t charge tolls. Upkeep on those helicopters and learjets that the Authority members have for transportation INSTEAD OF USING THE FUCKING ROAD THEY GET PAID TO ADMINISTER probably eats up a lot of it.

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