When Gov. Patrick's travel ban expired at 4 p.m. Saturday, Patch did a little exploring in Concord.
The winter storm sometimes known as Nemo dumped about 2 feet of snow on Concord and the surrounding area from Friday through late Saturday morning. In anticipation of blizzard conditions, Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday issued a statewide travel ban, which was lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Following the ban's expiration, Patch took to the streets of Concord and shot a short video from the passenger's seat to give you an idea of what kind of conditions you'll be dealing with when you decide to head out.
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
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. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …