Douglas says no state of emergency needed yet for storm

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It might be the biggest snow storm in years, but Vermont road crews are managing to keep up.

Jason Gibbs, a spokesman for Governor Jim Douglas, says there have been reports the state has declared a state of emergency, but they are not true.

In Maine, Governor John Baldacci declared a state of emergency. In New York, Governor Eliot Spitzer called out the National Guard to help clear snow.

Gibbs says Douglas could still declare an emergency but so far it’s not necessary.

Gibbs says Vermont Emergency Management is recommending that Vermonters stay home.

Anyone who has to venture out should do so before 1:00pm because the storm is supposed to intensify this afternoon.

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