Comment: Virginia had a similar ban on travel in 1979...

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Virginia had a similar ban on travel in 1979...

When the federal boss of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard ("We never close") ordered employees to work despite the travel ban, the governor ordered him arrested.

I think the Massachusetts Governor is being more than a little stupidly excessive, but look at Massachusetts politics. Besides, vehicles that become disabled due to the blizzard could become a hazard to emergency crews. When something similar to this happened back in 1979, the state police simply blocked access to all main roads.