EDITORS NOTE: The email that was sent regarding this storm improperly linked here for the Michael Sullivan Story. This was an error. You can read about Michael Sullivan and Nomination papers HERE. Sorry for the error – Rob.
H/T Charles Grillo
Here is the text of Deval Patrick’s executive order banning travel after 4 PM today.
Reaction on Facebook has been universal derision from both my conservative and liberal friends. They see this as an undue violation of civil liberties.
By His Excellency
DEVAL L. PATRICK
TIMOTHY P. MURRAY
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO 543
MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVEL BAN
I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, pursuant to the power provided by Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950 do hereby issue the following order:
There shall be a ban on motor vehicle travel beginning at 4:00 PM today and continuing until further notice. This travel ban shall not apply to the following:
public safety vehicles and public safety workers, including contract personnel
public works vehicles and public works workers, including contract personnel; government officials conducting official business
utility company vehicles and utility workers
healthcare workers who must travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services
travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities
travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores
Given this 8th day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen at 12:15PM.
DEVAL L. PATRICK, GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Here is a link pdf of the Civil Defense statute. The statute says that defying an Executive Order for civil defense is punishable by one year in jail or $500.