Drivers angry over I-84 closure during snowstorm

Gov. Cuomo says the highway was shut down as a safety precaution. (2/6/14)

CARMEL - Drivers say they're outraged that Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the shutdown of I-84 Wednesday during the snowstorm.

For the second time this year, Cuomo yesterday ordered the highway closed. Cuomo says the closure was done as a safety precaution to protect drivers, but many say they disagree with his decision. 

Driver Anthony Scafuri, who was stuck in a traffic jam yesterday because of the closure, says if Cuomo was concerned about safety, only dangerous sections of the highway should have been closed. Instead, the entire stretch between the Pennsylvania border and Connecticut was shut down for six hours Wednesday.

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State Sen. Greg Ball (R-40th District) says he understands Cuomo was concerned about safety, but thinks closing I-84 caused more harm because it forced drivers into more dangerous conditions.

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