Mass. Gov. Asks Patience as Crews Clean Up Snow


BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is asking Massachusetts residents for patience as crews try to get the state cleaned up from a blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some places.

He says there’s a lot of snow to remove and it will take some time to do that. People in the western part of the state and Nantucket County can drive now and everyone else can get back on the roads at 4, though Patrick is asking them to stay home unless they need to be out.

He says the ban helped keep people safe on the roads.

He says the MBTA may start running some subways Sunday but the goal is to get public transit up and running for the Monday morning commute.

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  • debbieg

    Actually many people who would have been forced to go to work (for fear of losing their jobs) we able to stay home and stay safe. Businesses would have opened if it were not for the ban.

  • alpinequeen

    Screw the ban. It took me and my friend five hours to clear the driveway as there was a three foot deep snow drift the entire length and a couple of boys came by and helped. Once the driveway was opened up, I zipped out to the bank in East Longmeadow to get some cash and the road was barely passable. I also stopped at the Dunkin Donuts at the X for hot chocolate for the boys. Everyone was driving slowly, there were a few cars out, lots of trucks with snow blowers in the back and I saw one city plow but he was going somewhere.