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  •  In Mass... maybe. (2+ / 0-)
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    But I gather the travel ban is just for cars and public transport doesn't run, right?

    You can still WALK?

    whats to stop your employer from expecting you to put snowshoes on hiking it, or having cause to fire you?

    Like I said, in Mass... MAYBE you'll have a wrongful dismissal case.

    Good luck if it was a right to work state.

    •  I could be wrong, but I would think (1+ / 0-)
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      a travel ban is a ban on all travel.  One only has to remember the reason for such a ban.  People who become stranded, or hurt during these storm events put rescue workers at risk.  So whether citizens are walking, flying, sledding, snowboarding or driving in a car, they are still at risk, which in turn, puts government rescue workers at risk unnecessarily---hence the travel ban.

      People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. --V for Vendetta

      by WFBMM on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 02:31:26 PM PST

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      •  I am fairly certain it was cars only n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        Plenty of people were out on foot, on cross-country skis, etc.

        Please visit:

        by Noisy Democrat on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:14:12 PM PST

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        •  Cross country skis were banned at a few (1+ / 0-)
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          intersections. Medical people have been allowed on the roads, in some cases ferried. Food and fuel supplies are allowed to drive. The police are using a very liberal interpretation of the law.

          Note: They can observe if the driver is capable of driving on snow and ice.

          2012-2016 President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Warren. For a LIFETIME, federal judges. Get the filibuster changed. Steamroll.

          by CuriousBoston on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 06:15:25 PM PST

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