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February 8, 2013

Motor vehicle travel ban in effect statewide at 4 p.m.

Gov. Deval Patrick has issued an Executive Order banning motor vehicle travel beginning at 4 p.m., today, Friday, Feb. 8, until further notice. There are exceptions for:

  • Public safety vehicles and public safety workers, including contract personnel
  • Public works vehicles and public works workers, including contract personnel; government officials conducting official business
  • Utility company vehicles and utility workers
  • Healthcare workers who must travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services
  • News media
  • Travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities
  • Travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores

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