PITTSFIELD -- While the state-wide driving ban is still in effect, Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier said it's possible the ban could be lifted in the Berkshires by noon.
"It's practically blue skies here and a lot of local businesses are anxious to open it," she told the Eagle. "Especially our ski areas, which haven't had a lot of snow this season."
As the massive snow storm hit the Northeast yesterday afternoon dumping more than 3 feet of snow in some places, along with gale-force winds along the coastline, emergency crews have been working around the clock to ensure people's safety.
Gov. Deval Patrick instituted the driving ban at 4 p.m., on Friday and soon after Connecticut and Rhode Island had their own driving bans.
Patrick recently finished a state-wide call with public safety personnel, who suggested the ban stay in effect, according the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, but an official stated the ban will be reassessed every few hours as conditions change.
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