State of Mass. Bans Public From Road Use After 4PM - Governor, 2/8/2013Submitted by Mark Twain on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 14:20
By order of Massachusetts Governor Patrick: State of Emergency declared. Bans cars from road as of 4 p.m.
Massachusetts hunkers down ahead of blizzard. [Postal service left to wonder.] 2 feet of snow. Wind whip up 70 miles per hour... Giant waves.
Patrick announced the vehicle ban, which will go into effect at 4 p.m., at a news conference at the state’s emergency bunker in Framingham. The state will lift all tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike as of 2 p.m. He said the state of emergency would allow the state to “implement emergency measures to ensure the safety of our residents and take appropriate steps to mobilize state assets.”
A few light flakes began dancing aimlessly down from the sky in Boston at mid-morning, in a picturesque prelude to what forecasters say would be a storm that could endanger people and property.
Light snow began falling in Boston’s South End at 9:28. Inside the iconic Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe, a cry went out, “Snow!” ...
4,000 National Guard called.
Post office still wondering. Due to "State of Insanity" few could be reached for comment. Sorry for lack of official proclamation posting on tavern doors. Mark Twain reporting... Live.