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.
I’ve imposed a tractor trailer ban for all state roads and bridges until 9 pm tonight.
— Gina Raimondo (@GovRaimondo) January 4, 2018
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.
— Seekonk Police Dept. (@SeekonkPD) January 4, 2018
Some have questioned Raimondo’s decision to ban only trucks and not all vehicles from the state’s roads.
You clearly have NO clue how to run this state. Make it a state of emergency and ban ALL VEHICLES from being on the road. Every single blizzard you downplay and lives are at risk. #doYOURjob #whenisyourtermover #NOmoreRaimondo
— Jessica Messier (@jess_mess13) January 4, 2018