Patrick Urges Non-Emergency Workers To Stay Home

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is telling non-emergency workers to stay home on Wednesday. It hopes private companies do the same to let plow drivers have the space they need to work, especially because they’ll be on the road all day.

Many drivers started working Tuesday morning to get their trucks ready.

State officials plan to meet at the emergency bunker at 3 a.m., and at the same time some 4,000 trucks will first pre-treat roads with sand and the salt before they even start their biggest job: plowing.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports.

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  1. pac says:

    Please tell Retailers and Malls to close. So employees can stay off the roads and also not to encourage shoppers out on the road. Most of them do not close even when they are encouraged to do so and when State of Emergency is declared. I don’t know why they have been allowed to ignore that in the past. The last storm they did and we all had to break our necks getting into work.and leave children alone at home with no childcare available.

  2. REM says:

    I agree with PAC….Not to make the workers seem unimportant but is shopping really essential to people during a blizzard? Seems like people just trying to be difficult if they HAVE to shop…

  3. MEM says:

    The only way I get a free day off from my work is if the governor declares a state of emergency. Just do that and I won’t go into work.

  4. bc6124 says:

    The governor has yet to declare a state of emergency, am I correct?

  5. LISA says:

    HOW ABOUT WE LET POSTAL PEOPLS STAY HOME..TO DANGEROUS TO DELIVER MAIL IN THESE CONDITIONS. IT SHOULD BE MADE CLEAR THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE IN. I can WAIT FOR MAIL and DO NOT WANT TO HAVE MY HUSBAND THE MIALMAN BE IN AN ACCIDENT

  6. AT says:

    Gov Patrick, for reals? You want people to get to work, spend the day working all day only to worry about the commute they will have to make at the end of the day? Roads are barely plowed in Somerville. Thanks for adding another 3 or so hours to everyone’s day and not to mention the worry people will have! Nice WORK Patrick!

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