Governor issues travel ban as of 4 p.m.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that there will be a ban on motor
vehicle travel on limited access highways in the State of Connecticut beginning
at 4PM.  These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery
vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles
carrying essential personnel or supplies.

“As the weather gets worse
over the next few hours, we need to keep the roads clear, so that
emergency-related personnel and utility crews can reach those that may need our
help,” Governor Malloy said.  “By traveling in these conditions, you are not
only putting yourself in danger, but you are potentially risking the lives of
first responders, utility workers and other residents. Please be safe.”

The travel ban will remain in effect until further notice.

State of Connecticut coordinated the travel ban with Massachusetts and New York.