Cape Cod Officials Release Emergency Traffic Plan
Public safety officials have released an emergency traffic plan for Cape Cod in the event of a hurricane. The plan is designed to prevent backups, such as the 40-mile backup seen in 1996, as residents evacuated for Hurricane Edouard.
But Peter Judge, from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, says this plan is not an evacuation.
"The vast majority of the folks on the Cape would not be leaving with a hurricane approaching. It's put in place for those people, tourists, day-trippers or folks who just would feel more comfortable not being on the Cape if we have a hurricane approaching," Judge said.
The plan itself restricts access to Routes 6 and 28 at the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges, while closing some exits to ease the flow of traffic.
You can view the plan, below:
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