BOSTON (WWLP) - Governor Patrick has declared a state of emergency as the season's first statewide snow storm continues. The governor says 4,000 plows, sanders and salt trucks have been deployed to clear roads.
The town of Scituate has been hit by flooding; about a dozen homes have been evacuated there. Other homeowners were forced to leave in Quincy and Rockport.
The Governor has requested that some state workers stay home. "I'm asking non-essential workers to stay home and indoors, consistent with the message to the general public to stay off of the roads, and we're asking private employers, if they can, to issue the same instructions. Just great for the public's own safety, and it also gives the plows a chance to do their jobs." Patrick told 22News in a telephone interview.
The storm delayed the opening of courts in Massachusetts until Noon. Court employees were part of the non-essential state workers told to stay home by the Governor.
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