Drivers in Mass. could be fined after midnight

All of WMass is under a Winter Weather Warning

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Monday morning and banned all non-essential travel during the impending storm.

Starting Tuesday morning, right after midnight, a state-wide travel ban is in effect. That means the only people allowed on the roads are public safety officials, medical personnel, emergency officials and state employees.

So, if you have to be out on the roads, state police say travel is allowed if you are traveling for an essential medical procedure. Trooper Michael MacDonald told 22News if you break the ban, you could face a fine. It’s up to the officer’s discretion.

Trooper MacDonald said the ban is there to protect you on the roads and to allow plows clear paths to clear the roads. State police say this travel ban is in effect until further notice. It’ll be lifted on a county by county basis.

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