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Gov. Charlie Baker Declares Statewide Snow Emergency

BOSTON (CBS) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a state-wide snow emergency Sunday evening, urging employers to close businesses and non-essential employees to stay home.

Baker stopped short of declaring a statewide travel ban because certain parts of the state will not receive the predicted 18 to 24 inches of snow.

The MBTA will also run an "abbreviated schedule," he said Sunday.

According to the MBTA, the time between trains will be four to five minutes longer than a regular schedule, and some above-ground service may be suspended or replaced by bus service.

A limited number of flights will also be scheduled to take off from Logan airport.

"The big issue of the storm is not the storm itself, per se," said Baker.

The biggest challenge is where to put the snow, he said.  Some towns have up to 60 inches of snow accumulated on roadsides.

For information on public transportation service and scheduling, visit the MBTA's website.


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