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Mass. Gov. Says State Offices Remain Closed Friday

People-Deval PatrickBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says state offices will be remain Friday and is urging private employers to keep workers home.

Patrick said up to two feet of snow is expected is some spots along the Massachusetts coast, where a widespread snowfall of 14 to 18 inches is forecast north and south of Boston.

Blizzard warnings were issued for coastal areas Friday night because of heavy snow and gusty winds.

Patrick said no major flooding has been reported but said local officials in Duxbury and Scituate south of Boston have asked for voluntary evacuations of some neighborhoods ahead of high tides overnight and Friday.

He said National Guardsmen and state police are on stand-by.

Patrick said bitter cold also was a concern, with wind chills of 25 to 30 below zero expected overnight.


  • TheScottishWeasel

    Isn’t that the mugshot of the guy who robbed that bank in Holyoke?

  • TheScottishWeasel

    @HARYAZZ: I LOVE YOUR LAST NAME, THAT IS HILARYASZ.

  • TheScottishWeasel

    You guys got a foot? We got less than 3″, and it’s blowing away as we speak. I think that black cloud that is constantly over my house, and follows me around, helps to keep keep other weather fronts away…

  • TheScottishWeasel

    @maryann brunton: Just call in and tell your employer you can’t get out of the driveway, but as soon as you can you will be in. (Tip,don’t shovel until Saturday)