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Rhode Island has banned trucks from all state roads until 9 p.m.


Rhode Island’s Governor Gina Raimondo has issued a ban forbidding tractor trailers from traveling on any state roads due to winter weather.

Raimondo says that the ban is in effect from now until 9 p.m. She noted during a press conference that many trucks had already fallen victim to harsh winter weather and become stuck or jackknifed.

Though Raimondo has issued the truck ban, she has elected not to declare a state of emergency as a result of the storm.

Snow accumulations of eight inches have been reported.

Here’s a scene from the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border town of Seekonk.

Some have questioned Raimondo’s decision to ban only trucks and not all vehicles from the state’s roads.


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