Malloy warns travelers of holiday storm dangers

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging commuters and travelers to take the first significant snowstorm of the season into consideration as they make travel plans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches and Warnings for most of the state — including Fairfield and New Haven counties — from Wednesday morning through Thanksgiving morning. From 4 to 16 inches of snow is possible in various parts of Connecticut.

“Although this does not appear to be a major storm, it does have the potential to produce moderate snowfall and create hazardous driving conditions during the busiest travel day of the year,” Malloy said.

“I am asking everyone who must travel to use caution to ensure that you get to your destination safely,” he said. “If it’s possible for you to leave on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, I would urge you to do so.

Malloy was briefed Tuesday by key agency officials on the state’s preparations  leading up to the impending snowstorm.

The state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and is ready to coordinate any response or assistance that may be necessary, according to the governor.

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