Free coffee at travel plazas New Year's Eve
Dec 30, 2011 1:46 pm
Free coffee and hot tea will be available to travelers at the 27 travel plazas on the New York State Thruway on New Year's Eve from 11 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2011, through 7 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2012. "Sleepiness and fatigue are major contributors to highway accidents," said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Thomas J. Madison. "This New Year's Eve tradition in partnership with Thruway's vendors is intended to remind motorists to take breaks to prevent drowsy driving on the Thruway and other roadways. As motorists head to their destinations during the holiday period, drivers should be aware of the dangers of drinking and driving." Locally, there is a travel plaza in New Baltimore along I-87.