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Feb 12, 2015

04:11:17 GMT--Snow Storm - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: SS-20150210-46936-USA

Date / time: 10/02/2015 04:09:56 [UTC]

Event: Snow Storm

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Massachusetts

Location: [Greater Boston Region]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A



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Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency Monday night so the areas hardest hit by the snow can recover faster. Governor Baker also declared a partial snow day and asked all non-emergency state employees who live or work in Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex and Norfolk counties to stay home on Tuesday. Baker says this was in response to the cancellation of MBTA service on Tuesday. "Three storms in two weeks have dropped historic amounts of snow on the Commonwealth, complicating cleanup and snow removal efforts, despite round the clock shifts," said Governor Baker. "A state of emergency was declared tonight only to allow emergency officials to begin enacting the mutual aid process with our neighboring states and the private sector to secure much needed heavy equipment for snow removal." Earlier Monday, the MBTA announced that all subway, trolley and Commuter Rail service will be suspended to allow maintenance crews to clear snow and ice from tracks, the third rail and switches. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh asked people to stay off the roads on Tuesday and asked employers to allow workers to stay home.




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