BOSTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — MassDOT applied a tractor-trailer, tandem trailer, and particular allow car journey ban on all limited-access highways within the state starting at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Neighboring states, together with New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are implementing related bans.
Restricted entry highways within the space embody I-90, I-91, I-291, I-391.
“We urge the general public to take this storm severely as a result of driving circumstances shall be tough, with heavy snow falling at a quick fee in a single day, with a flash freeze in some areas Thursday morning, and with gusty winds and coastal flooding anticipated,” stated Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “Through the worst of the storm, some main roads could solely have one lane open for autos to make use of, so keep dwelling and don’t drive in case you don’t must. Nevertheless, in case you do must journey, know that MassDOT and the MBTA shall be working laborious to maintain journey as secure as doable for you.”
All freeway districts are engaged in snow and ice operations with 647 items of kit on the roadways.
In line with an announcement from MassDOT, COVID-19 has had an influence on storm crew availability for the state and a few municipalities. MassDOT and cities and cities have modified their working procedures to attempt to reduce as a lot as doable the unfold of the virus, however crew shortages will imply probably slower street plowing operations than regular on main and secondary roads.
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