Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick may have banned travel during the snow storm, but it appears that members of the media are exempt from the ban.

According to the text of the executive order signed by the governor, news media is exempt from the ban together with government officials, healthcare workers, utility workers, and public safety workers.

The ban begins at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon until “further notice.”

The last vehicle ban in Massachusetts was reportedly in 1978.

The penalty for breaking the ban is up to one year imprisonment and a $500 fine.