Non-emergency vehicles banned from the roads

Governor Baker issued a statewide travel ban

BOSTON (WWLP) – A statewide travel ban will take effect at midnight. Governor Charlie Baker and state transportation officials are strongly urging people to stay off the roads.

Eastern Massachusetts residents could see up to three feet of snow by Wednesday. There could be dangerous road conditions starting Monday night.

MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes told 22News drivers can expect heavy snow and strong winds. Blowing and drifting can make it tough for drivers to see around corners.

If you have to be on the roads, Verseckes urges you to keep a safe distance from other cars. “So, folks should definitely take it slow going home and just be mindful of the other vehicles around you. Leave additional space in front of you or between you and the vehicle in front of you and allow for extra stopping distance.”

The state’s been pre-treating roads since Monday morning, to keep the initial snowfall from accumulating. Again, under a statewide travel ban beginning at midnight, all non-emergency vehicles should be off the roads if you can.

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