Massachusetts Bans Travel

I'm sitting at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts during big blizzard of 2013. At 6:30 we have had about two inches of accumulation. For the last 2 ½ hours it has been illegal to drive a car on any road in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, per order of "His Excellency" Governor Deval Patrick. My friends invited for dinner with two young children are walking half an hour in the snow, even though the roads are empty and plowed. Huh? By His Excellency DEVAL L. PATRICK GOVERNOR TIMOTHY P. MURRAY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 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 
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