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Tue, January 27, 2015
18°
Light Snow
Feels like -1°
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 12
Wind: NE at 25 mph
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Statewide Travel Ban Begins at Midnight

January 27th, 2015
REGION (WGGB) - A statewide travel ban has begun as a massive storm barrels into Western Mass. Governor Charlie Baker announced the ban early Monday afternoon. The ban went into effect at midnight and will be lifted on a county by county basis as...

Heavy Snow Through Lunchtime Tomorrow

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for all of western Massachusetts for tonight through tomorrow. Just to the south and east, a Blizzard Warning is in effect for all of eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut...

Baystate Prepares for Snowstorm

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some of those braving the storm to work will be the staff at Baystate Medical Center. The health teams go together to discuss planning early this morning for staffing.  They reached out to all personnel on tonight...

Local DPW Crews Begin Storm Work

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (WGGB) -- Crews were out earlier helping out with the evening commute but things are really starting to ramp up out there. Chris Cignoli, Springfield's DPW Director says they've been tracking the storm, you can tell...

Shoppers Ransack Supermarkets, Leave Shelves Empty

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Frantic shoppers were rushing in and ransacking store shelves. They're bracing for a punishing winter storm. "We got water and some cold cuts, and things that we could eat that you don't have to cook," said...

Fast Food Delivery a Big Hit as Many Decide to Order Out

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The heavy snow is a huge gain for fast food places tonight, like Liberty Pizza in Springfield. Many people decided to order out rather than cooking as they wait for this storm to roll in. With so many other things...

Gov. Baker: Crews Have Begun to Plow, Coastal Flooding Possible

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January 26th, 2015
photo courtesy State Police BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says local, state, and federal agencies are working together to move from the planning part of addressing this snowstorm, to the implementation phase...

Health Connector Payment Deadline Pushed Back Due to Storm

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January 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Individuals who have enrolled in new health care plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector have a few more days to make their first payments to guarantee coverage starting Feb. 1. The payment deadline, originally scheduled...

MassDOT Waives Tolls on I-90, Tobin Bridge and Tunnels

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The MassDOT will waive tolls on I-90, Tobin Bridge and Tunnels starting at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26 due to the snowstorm. The MassDOT posted the notice on their Twitter page Tuesday evening. The toll will be...

USPS Suspends Mail Delivery in Several States During Snowstorm

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The USPS has announced they will not be delivering mail Tuesday in several districts due to the severe snowstorm including in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. According to Christine Dugas,...

Patriots Owner Makes Strong Defense of Team

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January 26th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs...

Official Warns of Fire, Carbon Monoxide Danger in Storm

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January 26th, 2015
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- If the lights go out during the storm, the Massachusetts fire marshal says people should take care not to make a bad situation worse. Stephen Coan said Monday that alternative forms of lighting and cooking during power...

Amtrak Suspends Service in New England Region

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January 26th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak has announced that it will suspend rail service in the New England region and modify service between New York and Washington on Tuesday due to snowy conditions. Amtrak announced Monday evening that the Acela Express...

Ambulance Company Prepares to Work in Hazardous Conditions

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- While most people get to stay inside, some folks still have to work in the hazardous conditions; that includes paramedics. Out of history and experience American Medical Response (AMR) in Springfield has decided to...

Volunteer Firefighters/ EMTs Ready to Serve

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January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- When the storm hits, first responders won't hesitate to step up. Fire departments and ambulance companies across the region will be ready to respond to emergencies. Paul Johnson is a 19 year volunteer of the...