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Governor Issues Travel Restriction

Due to safety concerns, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has restricted motor vehicle travel on Routes I-95, I-195, RI-146, RI-24 and I-295 beginning at 5 p.m. tonight (Friday) and continuing until further notice.

Exceptions to this policy include:

  • public safety vehicles and workers, including contract personnel;
  • public works vehicles and workers, including contract personnel;
  • government officials on official business;
  • utility company vehicles and workers;
  • health care workers who travel to and from work in order to provide essential health services;
  • news media;
  • travel necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies, financial systems and critical commodities;
  • travel to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gas stations, food stores and hardware stores.

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