VT Gov. Peter Shumlin contacted Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Saturday and offered Vermont’s transportation crews to speed the cleanup in the Bay State. The Vermont Agency of Transportation and Massachusetts transportation officials were working out the details, but the Vermont AOT workers would leave for Massachusetts on Sunday morning if needed. The request for aid is part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, signed among the states to send or receive assistance in emergencies. The EMAC process was used by Vermont to receive assistance during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.