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"Operation Work Brake" in effect on Thruway

Posted at: 04/29/2013 10:15 PM

State Police are warning drivers who go through work areas on the Thruway to slow down and drive carefully.

Monday is the first day of "Operation Work Brake". The Thruway Authority says more troopers are keeping a close eye in and around construction zones. They're making sure drivers aren't speeding or driving aggressively. The increased patrols run through Friday.

Last year, Thruway troopers issued more than 1,300 tickets during this operation.