Governor Baker announces state office closures for non-emergency state employees

Monday's closures include offices in nine out of fourteen counties in Massachusetts

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BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced that state offices in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties will be closed today.

In a release, the governor’s office stated non-emergency, executive branch employees working or living in these counties will not report to work.

The administration is urging everyone to stay off of roadways if possible to allow crews to clear the roads as many parts of the state will experience blizzard conditions throughout the day.

“This storm will create hazardous driving conditions as many parts of the state, particularly the South Shore, Cape and Islands, will experience blizzard conditions for most of the day and we urge all residents to refrain from travel unless absolutely necessary,” said Governor Baker.

“State offices will be closed to reduce traffic volume and allow our road crews to clear roads and sidewalks. We encourage employers to consider allowing employees to work from home if possible and ask folks to help clear the driveways and sidewalks in their communities and assist neighbors in need. The MBTA plans to run a regular schedule, but commuters are encouraged to check for scheduling updates.”​

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