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Gov. Shumlin offers storm clean-up assistance to Massachusetts Gov. Patrick

Vt Digger - - 10:07 am Mon Feb 11th, 2013

On the heels of a storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow on parts of New England, prompting Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to ban driving on his state's roadways through 4 p.m. today, Gov. Peter Shumlin contacted Gov. Patrick to offer Vermont's transportation crews to speed the cleanup in the neighboring state.

The number of crews, trucks, equipment and other details are being worked out this evening by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Massachusetts transportation officials, but the Vermont AOT workers plan to head to Massachusetts on Sunday morning if needed.

"Gov. Patrick is facing an enormous challenge, with more than 300,000 residents without power, many roads still snow-covered, and the National Guard preparing to assist with evacuations along the coastal areas," Gov. Shumlin said. "Governor Patrick was appreciative of our offer to assist, and emergency officials there officially reached out this afternoon to ask for Vermont's help.

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