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New York - Home to The Big Apple, the Great Appalachian Valley, the Allegheny Plateau, and the Adirondack Mountains
New York State is the 27th-most extensive, fourth-most populous, and seventh-most densely populated state.
New York City is home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic landmarks, and is the country's center of art, culture, fashion and finance . The city’s 5 boroughs sit where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, with the island borough of Manhattan at the “Big Apple's" core. Other major cities in New York State include Hempstead, Brookhaven, and Buffalo.
Major Roadways in New York
There are 32 Interstate Highways—9 main routes and 23 auxiliary routes—that exist entirely or partially in New York. In New York, Interstate Highways are mostly maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
I-78 - I-78 crosses the Hudson River from New Jersey via the Holland Tunnel and ends at the tunnel plaza in Lower Manhattan.
I-81 - I-81 crosses the New York–Pennsylvania border south of Binghamton and heads through central New York and the North Country to the Thousand Islands, where it becomes Ontario Highway 137 at the Canadian border. Along the way, I-81 passes through the cities of Syracuse and Watertown.
I-84 - I-84 crosses the New York–Pennsylvania state line near the point where New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey meet in the vicinity of Port Jervis. It heads generally east–west across Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties to the Connecticut state line east of Brewster.
I-86 - I-86, known as the Southern Tier Expressway, heads east–west across the Southern Tier from the Pennsylvania state line west of Findley Lake to NY 352 east of downtown Elmira.
I-87 - I-87 extends from the Bronx approach to the Triborough Bridge in New York City to the Canadian border near Champlain, where it connects with Quebec Autoroute 15, the Decarie Expressway of Montreal.
I-88- I-88 serves as a connector between I-81 near Binghamton and the New York State Thruway (I-90) near Schenectady.
The Climate Regions of New York
In general, New York has a humid continental climate, though New York City has a humid subtropical climate. Weather in New York is heavily influenced by two continental air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest.
Summer like conditions prevail from June to August statewide. Cold air damming east of the Appalachians leads to protracted periods of cloud cover and precipitation east of the range, primarily between the October and April months. On average, western New York is cloudier than southeast New York, much of it generated from the Great Lakes. Greenhouse gas emission is low on a per capita basis when compared to most other states due to the extensive use of mass transit, particularly across New York City. The significant urbanization within New York City has led to an urban heat island, which causes temperatures to be warmer overnight in all seasons.
Extreme weather conditions can make driving in New York a challenge. Go to 511 New York to get more information about driving conditions statewide.
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- Albany-Schenectady-Troy accidents;
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- Buffalo accidents;
- Elmira accidents;
- New York, NY accidents;
- Rochester accidents;
- Syracuse accidents;
- Utica accidents;
- Watertown accidents.
What to do after a serious accident in New York
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident in New York, it is essential to get legal assistance to cover the medical bills, lost income, and other costs that arise. A good New York personal injury attorney will make sure that you and your family are compensated so that you can begin rebuilding your life.