Mass. Gov.: Travel ban staying in place for now

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

February 9, 2013, 9:40 am
Print Article

(NECN) - Mass. Governor Deval Patrick called into NECN's studio with an update on how the Bay State is handling the first blizzard in over two years.

Governor Patrick says despite slowly improving conditions, the storm is still bearing down on Massachusetts, and for that reason, the travel ban is still in place.

"The first order of concern is public safety, and the roads are still pretty dangerous, and of course the storm isn't over yet, so around midday, I'll reassess with a team and we'll get more up to date information, try to start making some decisions then," he said.

Governor Patrick says he's impressed with the fact there have not been any serious injuries yet as a result of this storm.

"When you consider the scope of the storm and the severity of it, it's really a minor triumph that we haven't had serious injuries," Governor Patrick said. "We had a couple people out last night, I guess, defying the ban and taking their chances, and we had vehicles driving the wrong way on the Pike, on Storrow Drive ... but no serious injuries."

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: massachusetts, snow, Blizzard, Deval Patrick, travel ban
Eliseo Imul feels lucky to be alive after twister hit Revere, Mass.
Tornado hit Revere and Chelsea, Mass. Monday, leaving a path of destroyed property in its wake
The communities of Chester and Andover were hit hard by pounding rain Monday afternoon and evening
The 2 drivers were transported to a hospital after the Dover, Mass. accident
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will appear in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday to face the state's appeal of a ruling nearly a year ago that allowed his release from prison, pending a new trial in the case of the 1975 murder of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley
A Concord, New Hampshire sex offender was charged Wednesday with 15 felony counts of child pornography after he allegedly offered to have sex with and solicited nude photos from a juvenile over a social media site