BOSTON (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker is urging residents to stay off the roads if possible on Friday due to icy and dangerous travel conditions. All state employees of the Non-Emergency Executive Branch were asked not to report their workplace on Friday due to the storm.
“Driving tomorrow is expected to be horrible, especially tomorrow morning, and we ask everyone to be careful and stay off the road if possible,” Governor Charlie Baker said on Thursday. . “If you have to travel, take extra time, drive slowly and watch out for flashing lights on the road.”
The storm will bring hail and freezing rain. Overnight rain will make it very difficult for teams to handle the roadway.
“This generally makes for a bad morning commute tomorrow,” said MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver.
MassDOT is bracing for a deep freeze during the morning rush – that will cover roads and create hazardous conditions.
“We were really worried that people would be fooled by seeing wet pavement only to find out that it was ice, so this is one of those situations where the faster you go, the worse it gets, ‘ said Gulliver.
Dozens of school districts including Boston and Worcester canceled classes on Friday.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2022/02/03/charlie-baker-winter-storm-state-workers-travel/ Governor Baker urges people to stay out of the streets on Hurricane Friday – CBS Boston