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Rhode Island’s Governor Issues Travel Restrictions

February 8, 2013

Rhode Island’s Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has issued an order that restricts motor vehicle travel on specific routes in the state, including I-95, I-195, RI-146, RI-24 and I-295. The travel restrictions began at 5 p.m. on Friday and will remain in effect until further notice.

  • Vehicles and drivers excluded from this ban include the following:
  • Public safety vehicles and workers, including contract personnel;
  • Public works vehicles and workers, including contract personnel;
  • Government officials on official business;
  • Utility company vehicles and workers;
  • Health care workers who travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services;
  • News media;
  • Travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies, financial systems and critical commodities;
  • Travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gas stations, food stores and hardware stores.
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