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Schools close, region preps for Sandy’s expected fury

Schools close, residents urged to stay off roads, emergency declared while crews gird

State and local officials on Sunday closed schools and encouraged all nonessential workers in government and private businesses to stay home on Monday, when Hurricane Sandy is expected to begin thrashing Massachusetts with winds gusting to 80 miles per hour by the afternoon.

“We’re asking everyone who can to stay off the roads,” Governor Deval Patrick said during a news conference in the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency bunker in Framingham.

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