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Hurricane Irene Satellite MassDOT will concentrate its efforts on keeping the state’s roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and transit systems open and safe throughout the storm for emergency vehicles and travel. 

MassDOT, MBTA and Massport will have staff and equipment available for storm response throughout the duration of the storm event. 

The MBTA, MassDOT Highway Division and Massport will monitor services and conditions throughout the storm and report any disruptions.  The MBTA and MassDOT Highway Division have assigned additional staff to their Operations Centers to track the latest information. 

Helpful web links are listed below:

Mass.Gov latest state information on Hurricane Irene

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Preparedness Tips.

Check the MBTA Website for service updates.

Additional resources including a link to Live Traffic Cameras are available on MassDOT’s Traffic and Travel Resources page.

Safety Tips

If you must be on the road during the storm, please follow these safety tips:

Watch for Inoperative or Missing traffic lights or signs

Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic control signal, every driver approaching an intersection should come to a complete stop before entering the intersection.

Beware of live wires

Do not, under any circumstance, drive over a downed electrical line.

Avoid flooded streets

Do not travel down a road submerged in water. Underlying currents could carry your vehicle away and your car could stall, trapping you in rising floodwaters. The flooded area may contain dangers such as debris, tree branches, or power lines that are not visible.

Watch for windy conditions

Windy conditions adversely affect all vehicles; in windy conditions, your best course of action is to slow down. Strong gusts can blow a car, cyclist or motorcyclist off course. Gusty wind can be one of the trickier driving conditions, especially when it is rapidly changing direction and intensity.

Check your vehicle

Make sure your tires are in good condition and be sure to have a full tank of gas.

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