Non-emergency state employees not to report to workplaces today due to the winter storm


Due to the upcoming winter storm, all non-emergency state employees working in Executive Branch agencies have been directed to not report to their workplaces today, Friday, January 7, 2022. Residents are being urged to stay off roadways and to use public transportation when possible as the storm moves across the Commonwealth beginning late last night through today.

Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) employees will be contacted by their supervisor to determine their assignments and schedules for the day. The RMV will post further updates about individual Customer Service Center openings, closings and road test cancellations or delays and hours at www.mass.gov/RMV and contact any customers with impacted appointment cancellations or delays. All other Executive Branch state offices are closed to the public today. Employees who have the capacity to telework are expected to do so in accordance with the Telework Policy.


MassDOT has approximately 3,900 pieces of state and vendor equipment available for snow and ice operations which includes over 1,400 plow and spreader combos, 2,100 plows, and 460 front-end loaders. MassDOT expects to deploy approximately 2,500 pieces of equipment for this storm.


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, MassDOT, and State Police are working closely with the National Weather Service to monitor the forecast. The MBTA Storm Desk will continue to monitor rail service throughout the storm and provide updates to commuters at http://www.MBTA.com/winter.

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