Gov. issues update on storm

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon released the following statement regarding snow conditions in the state:

“We are closely monitoring storm conditions, which vary greatly from area to area. Right now, southwestern Connecticut and towns along the shoreline are seeing the most accumliation, with travel along the I-95 corridor and the Merritt experiencing low visibility. I am encouraging those in the southern part of our state to remain off the roads if possible.

“The Department of Transportation currently has 543 plow trucks deployed, focused on the Fairfield county and shoreline areas. My office and I are in continuous communication with agency leadership and we continue to get real-time updates. With disparities in the weather and different areas seeing different conditions, I am encouraging everyone to stay safe and use their judgment. Drivers in those communities most impacted by the weather conditions are urged to avoid unnecessary travel at this time. We will continue to provide updates as needed. There are no requests for state assistance at this time, but our agencies stand ready to help when and where needed.”