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Travelers find Massachusetts’ doors locked

Budget crunch shuts state’s rest stops at night.

A woman reacted as she read the “Sorry We’re Closed’’ sign on the door of a rest stop off of Route 95 in Salisbury.
A woman reacted as she read the “Sorry We’re Closed’’ sign on the door of a rest stop off of Route 95 in Salisbury. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

SALISBURY — Mike Generelli of Hull was a man on a mission when he pulled into a state-owned visitors center off Interstate 95 one evening this week. He had to use the bathroom, and he had to use it now.

Generelli tugged at the door to the rest stop, just south of the New Hampshire line. No luck. He hustled to the rear of the building and glanced from side to side. No back entrance, no portable toilets. No good options.

So, Generelli did what he needed to do. He jogged toward a bush and took care of business.

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