All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard.
(Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.)
Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe.
While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe.
Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine.
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