RI and Mass. Highways closed

Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

Governor Lincoln Chafee has restricted travel on all of Rhode Island's major highways beginning at 5 p.m.

This includes I-95, I-195, I-295, RI 146, and RI 24. Only emergency vehicles, utilities and media will be allowed on the roadways until further notice.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has also closed down the state roadways saying anyone traveling on the highways could be subject to a fine up to $500.