Gov. Patrick declares state of emergency, bans cars from road as of 4 p.m. as Mass. hunkers down ahead of blizzard - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:18
Gov. Patrick declares state of emergency, bans cars from road as of 4 p.m. as Mass. hunkers down ahead of blizzard - VIDEO
By John R. Ellement, Peter Schworm, Michael Levenson and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff
02/08/2013 1:46 PM
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and banned cars from the road beginning at 4 p.m. today as Massachusetts braces for a potentially historic blizzard that could blanket the state with more than 2 feet of snow, whip up winds to 70 miles per hour, and batter the coast with giant waves.
The travel ban, a rare measure, was announced by Patrick at a news conference at the state’s emergency bunker in Framingham.
Patrick 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.”