A Message about the Driving Ban

WAREHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

The Wareham Police Department advises residents of Wareham that Governor Deval Patrick has issued an Executive Order banning motor vehicle travel beginning at 4:00 PM, Friday, February 8th, until further notice. All motorists MUST be off the roads except

for public safety and public works workers

government officials conducting official business

utility workers

healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential services

news media

Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities, or to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores. Motorists must use their best judgment in determining if travel is permitted under an exception to the ban. Law enforcement is being asked to interpret the exceptions broadly; the objective is to limit traffic as much as possible while allowing critical public and private sector services and functions to use the roads as necessary.

Please do not call 9-1-1 about the travel ban, as phone lines are needed for emergency calls.