Malloy declares travel ban beginning at 9 tonight

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday. In addition, the Governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. tonight.

“People need to take this storm seriously,” said Governor Malloy. “If current predictions are accurate, we will need people to stay off the roads so that emergency personnel and utility crews can get to the places they need to get to, and to make sure that our plows can keep critical roadways clear.”

The Governor will update the public at 5:02 p.m. this evening on the impending storm from the state Emergency Operations Center in Hartford. The Governor is also encouraging people to monitor the media for up-to-date information on the storm.

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy is ordering the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to be activated at 4 p.m on Monday, Jan. 26. In addition, he will hold a news briefing from the State Emergency Operations Center, William A. O’Neill State Armory; 360 Broad Street, Hartford at 10 a.m. that morning to provide updates on the state’s preparations for the forecasted winter storm.

“Based on the forecasts we’re looking at now and assessing the situation with state emergency management officials, I have directed the state’s EOC to be activated at 4:00 p.m. on Monday,” said Governor Malloy.  “We urge Connecticut residents to take necessary  precautions. The state will continue to monitor, prepare and stay in front of this storm and react quickly.”

The state EOC, staffed by state emergency management personnel and representatives of the state’s major utility companies, will remain open throughout the duration of the storm.

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