Travel in Western Mass. resumes following Tuesday’s winter storm

A snow plows clears snow from the Long Island Expressway, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Mineola, N.Y. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

West Springfield, Mass. (WWLP)– Until midnight Tuesday, drivers were being asked to stay off the roads here on the Massachusetts Turnpike, but that travel ban has since been lifted.

Just after Noon on Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker lifted a statewide travel ban specifically for our Western Massachusetts counties, but that ban was still in effect for the entire MassPike including the section that runs here through Western Mass.

Governor Baker made the announcement Tuesday night that as of midnight, drivers are now allowed to be out on the MassPike.

He did, however, urged drivers to use caution near and around DOT plows, as they will continue to work through today cleaning up. Baker also continued to urge drivers to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary while the rest of the clean up is done.

Other parts of travel and transportation are starting to resume in Western Mass. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority sent an update to 22News stating they will also begin running as normal Wednesday.

According to Peter Pan’s website, most of their services will also start up again Wednesday morning. They will run as scheduled except for certain services between Springfield, Hartford, New York and Worcester, which are cancelled for the day.

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