New York State Electric and Gas says it will be pulling wire across a portion of New York Route 17 on March 21, causing temporary traffic slowdowns.

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NYSEG says traffic between Exits 62 to Nichols and 63 to Lounsberry will be impacted starting at 6 a.m. and could last 12 hours.

According to a news release from the company, traffic will not be stopped but, at certain times, traffic control vehicles will slow things down on the Expressway.

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Officials say the lower traffic flow speed will ensure crews can safely pull the powerlines across the highway.

It's anticipated the slow down will happen four times during the 12-hour work period.

New York State Police and other state and local agencies will be coordinating with NYSEG on the activity.

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