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Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2014

Communications Office

Statement from Governor Hassan in Advance of Winter Storm

CONCORD - Ahead of tomorrow’s winter storm that is expected to produce significant snowfall, Governor Maggie Hassan today released the following statement:

"With heavy snowfall of up to an inch of snow per hour expected during the height of tomorrow’s storm, I strongly encourage Granite Staters to take every precaution on the roads and follow all traffic and safety alerts, and to limit travel if at all possible," Governor Hassan said. "State agencies will liberally allow leave for state employees who determine that they cannot safely travel to work, and we will work throughout the storm with Department of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials to support local communities and provide updates as needed."

In advance of the storm, the Department of Transportation is encouraging New Hampshire residents to take the following precautions:

  • Leave extra time to get to destinations.
  • Allow safe driving distances between vehicles.
  • Anticipate reduced speeds.
  • Keep vehicle fuel tanks at least half full.
  • Limit road travel during the storm to allow public works crew to clear and treat the roads.  

Additional information, including safety and preparedness tips, is available at