Overall, Patrick said, “we feel pretty good” about the storm response.
“It’s nature, so the forecast is always worrisome. Is it going to be as bad? Is it going to come when it’s forecast? And is it going to last as long?” Patrick said. “The forecasting here was pretty extraordinarily accurate and that helped. But it’s not over. I mean, the storm is over. The recovery is what people will be focused on.”
Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said the driving ban helped the state’s recovery from the storm.
“The overnight travel ban worked extremely well for us,” Schwartz said at a news conference. “We’re very happy . . . that we’re not dealing with clogged arteries, clogged secondary roads, and we can focus where we need to focus.”
In Boston, Menino echoed Patrick’s assessment of the storm response. “I am happy to report the city so far has weathered this storm well,” he said. “No major power outages. No severe flooding.’’
Brian MacQuarrie can be reached at email@example.com. Brian Ballou, Stephanie Ebbert, Martin Finucane, Akilah Johnson, Kay Lazar, Kathy McCabe, Sean Murphy, Martine Powers, and Michael Rezendes of the Globe staff and Globe correspondent Dan Adams contributed to this report.