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Patrick Declares State Of Emergency, Announces Travel Ban In Mass
CBS Boston ^ | 2/8/13 | CBS Boston staff writer

Posted on 02/09/2013 5:12:55 AM PST by CharlesThe Hammer

BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts Friday afternoon for the blizzard that could bring up to 3 feet of snow.

He also announced he has signed an executive order to ban all travel on all roads in the state starting at 4 p.m. Friday.

There are some exceptions to the ban, including emergency workers, those who work in hospitals and media, and others required to be at their jobs.

The governor said rapid snowfall of 2-3 inches per hour will make for, “extremely dangerous conditions,” and will “make safe travel nearly impossible.”

This is the first time that a Massachusetts governor has issued an executive order like this since the Blizzard of 1978.

But back then it was put in place after the storm.

Patrick did not say when this ban would be lifted.

If you don’t have an exemption and you’re caught on the road, the penalty could be as steep as a $500 fine or, at worst, a year in jail.

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KEYWORDS: nannystate; softtyranny
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To: xzins; cripplecreek
Cripplecreek is correct. When something happens in the northeast, their local news becomes our national news. I’m giving them a pass on this huge snowstorm..

No, no, yes and yes.

No, I don't think cc was right about deriding this story.

No, the press doesn't just cover the northeast. This winter I've seen them cover cold weather in the midwest, plains snow, and west coast mountain snow and rain.

Yes, I think the national news sucks in almost every way. They are destroying our country.

Yes, this was a big snow in a populated area worthy of coverage as even you seem to agree with.

When it comes to weather, the events I think don't get covered are the tornados that destroy the lives of largely freedom loving, fly over people who work hard and who love their country. And I would also add that the media, before the election didn't cover what really was going on after Sandy and they did it for political reasons of course.

81 posted on 02/09/2013 3:22:57 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: CharlesThe Hammer
It’s true that some folks will behave stupidly

I'm pretty sure that when your talking Massachusetts, that group includes practically every man, woman and child.

Those cars abandoned on the highway should suffer whatever dings a ten wheel salt truck w/plow might effect.

In this case, those cars would amount to several narrow parking lots, hundreds of miles long. Personally, I'd like to see them callously shoved into the ditches.

It looks like Connecticut is also having a travel ban and may take up to ten days to restore the roads. They are using front-loader based fork-lifts to pick up the cars and set them out of the way.

82 posted on 02/09/2013 3:54:41 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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CT’s Gov. Malloy is a liiberal clone of Patrick, Cuomo, Bloomberg, et al. I was out on CT roads yesterday, along with others who were going cautiously about the businessof “living.” There was some snow on the road...NEWs’s CT in Feb! It was really not the crippling crisis that the media make it out as.

Your description of some traffic apocalypse with blockages hundreds of miles long is not accurate and that’s exactly my point. People are not as foolish as the state would have us believe. We do not need their agents to convince us that it’s not fun to be stuck in a snow bank in 20 degree weather. For heaven’s sake, how did we ever manage to climb, stone by stone from the paleolithic cave fire, to the computer age, without some bureaucratic Nanny scolding us, “Put on your hat and gloves when going out to shovel snow.” My response is now “Shut up fool!”

83 posted on 02/10/2013 4:21:23 AM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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