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Gov. Patrick declares state of emergency, bans cars from road as of 4 p.m. as Mass. hunkers down ahead of blizzard - VIDEO

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.”

Read more: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/02/08/national-weather-...




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Scary People

This "new mentality" I see developing is scary. It's like they think they can stop all bad things from happening. In their mind it's as though Government can do virtually anything as long as it's "helping people". NO. Government cannot do anything. Government should only be able to do very little.

If he does not want people to drive then he needs to say that nobody will be SAVED by law enforcement after 4pm if they go driving.

What

a complete IDIOT!!

How does everyone in the state find out about this? How do you enforce it? What if you have to work?

Thank God I do not live in MA.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Completely ridiculous.

Completely ridiculous. Blizzards are NORMAL in New England. I simply do not understand the overreaction being shown here.

Blessings )o(