Governor Baker reminding drivers to stay off roads if possible

BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker held a news conference Tuesday morning and a second news conference at noontime, providing updates on the major winter storm moving through Massachusetts.

The governor urged the public to stay off the roads and to work from home if possible. He also reminded anyone who does have to drive, to stay a safe distance away from plows and emergency vehicles.

He mentioned that anyone who has a flight reservation Tuesday or Wednesday should call and check with their airline before leaving for the airport, since most flights have been impacted by the storm. All departing flights have been canceled out of Bradley International Airport Tuesday.

Snowstorm impacting flights at Bradley International Airport

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said there are 30 emergency operation centers activated throughout the state that are working with local DPWs, police departments, fire departments, and health officials.

Baker announced Monday night that state offices would be closed Tuesday for non-emergency, executive branch employees.

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