Gov.Lynch Declares State of Emergency

CONCORD Governor John Lynch this morning declared a state of emergency for New Hampshire and urged all motorists to stay off the roads this afternoon.

The Governor met with state officials and led a conference call with local officials to coordinate the state’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

“With anticipated high winds and heavy rain we are asking people to stay off the roads this afternoon, particularly after 3:00,” Governor Lynch said. “Water in the roadways, flying debris and downed power lines are all possible because of the severity of this storm, which is why we are urging people stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.”

The Governor is also urging employers to consider releasing workers early this afternoon, so as to avoid the need for travel after 3:00. The Governor has directed that non-essential state workers, as determined by state department heads, be released from work by 3:00 this afternoon.

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