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Massachusetts governor urges people to stay off road Sunday

February 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging people to stay off the roads after midnight ahead of predicted blizzard conditions Sunday, but he has not imposed a travel ban.

He said Saturday people have most of a “Cinderella evening” to celebrate Valentine’s Day before the storm strengthens overnight.

Baker said National Guard members from Massachusetts and other states will continue to help state and local crews clearing roads, including MBTA bus routes and train tracks. Those from Maine and Vermont are expected to return home Saturday.

He said National Guard and state police will be on alert in coastal areas at risk of flooding, as they were in the blizzard three weeks ago.

Lt. Gov. Karen Polito said the south shore coastal town of Scituate, hard hit last month, has repaired its breached seawall, cleared debris and restored a damaged road ahead of the new storm.

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