With heavy snow and high winds impacting Rhode Island, Governor Gina Raimondo has instituted a restriction banning tractor trailer trucks from all state highways from noon to 9 p.m. today, January 4. This restriction will aid in the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's efforts to keep highways passable and safe for emergency vehicles. Already today the Rhode Island State Police has reported nearly a dozen incidents with tractor trailers becoming disabled and blocking travel lanes. All motorists are advised to use caution when traveling during the storm. If you have to be out, remember to reduce speed, avoid distraction, buckle up and never drive impaired. And if you encounter plows, do not pass them. The safest place in a storm is a safe distance behind plow trucks.