SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB)- The governor lifted the vehicle ban this evening, so more cars are beginning to venture out on the roads. Streets, however, are still messy with snow- but it isn’t stopping people from heading out tonight.
Many folks out at Samuel’s Tavern in Springfield tonight say they realize the road conditions are still dangerous. “There’s like 10-foot mountains of snow on the road right now, I can’t even see when I pull out,” says Rachelle Kiley of Enfield.
Each person we talked to tonight had a similar response as to why they were there…
“Today I don’t have a snow-blower so I spent 5 hours shoveling, and we took showers, and our friends we just wanted to go out,” says Beth Thurber of East Longmeadow.
“Cabin fever mostly is what I’m experiencing, I was cooped up yesterday 3pm until noon today so I just needed to get out, grab a bit to eat.. be with my friends,” says Deborah Renihan of Wilbraham.
Most every business closed their doors last night as the storm came. Samuel’s Tavern closed at 5:00 and they didn’t open until 3:00 this afternoon.
But they hope tonight will a different story, usually Saturday nights are packed.
Food server at Samuel’s Tavern, Gina Dunn, thinks people will show tonight, “There is a line out the door usually; I think it’ll be busy later on still.
Drivers are cautioned to drive safely if on the roads tonight.