There has been a lot of construction being done on the New York State Thruway Rest Areas and finally, we are starting to see some of the rest stops being completed. Although the first rest area is open, this is one of the smaller versions of what the other ones will look like. The Indian Castle rest area just 90 minutes west of Albany is beautiful with a Popeye's and Starbucks inside. It boasts a Starbucks drive-thru and a convenience store featuring a variety of New York state products.
Winter Storm Landon is causing travel problems in New York and drivers are being asked to avoid any unnecessary travel. If you do have to go out, you'll be driving slower. The New York State Thruway Authority has reduced speed limits on several roads across the state.