Commuters Look To Public Transit To Escape Snowy Roads

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MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the roads too treacherous to drive on in some areas, some commuters are ditching their morning drive in favor of public transportation.

Governor Charlie Baker urged residents to do their best to stay off the roads Friday, as crews work to clear all of the roads. The Governor said if one must go to work, they should try to take public transportation.

"We want everyone to stay off the roads and to take public transit if possible tomorrow,” Baker said. “In addition, we urge employers to be flexible with workers and plan for difficult conditions on the roads tomorrow. Crews will be out treating roadways and plowing around the clock, and we ask everyone to give them the room they need to clear the roads.”

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The MBTA has regular service running on all subway lines, commuter rail lines, and bus routes Friday despite the snow. The only line experiencing changes Friday is the Mattapan trolley on the red line, which will have shuttle busses replacing the normal trolleys.

Many residents are following the Governor's message and flocking to the MBTA to commute to work as the flakes continue to fall. WBZ's Shari Small went to the Wellington orange line stop to speak with commuters doing their best to avoid the snowy roads Friday, including Carol of Malden, who was just looking for a fun day in the snow.

"I didn't have to go out today," she said. "I just went out for the fun of it."

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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