Update: Malloy lifts statewide travel ban

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that he has lifted the statewide travel ban as of 2 p.m. today.

“I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road. We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and allow DOT workers to clear the roads. With decreasing snow bands and clearing roads, I have decided to lift the statewide travel ban effective at 2 p.m. today,” Governor Malloy said. “I have coordinated this decision with Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I would advise residents who are traveling to those states to check with state authorities regarding travel restrictions. Again, thank you to the residents of the State of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying safe during this storm.”

The Governor is also informing third-shift nonessential state employees not to report to work this evening. All state employees are to report to work as scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The Governor will continue to provide updates as necessary.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has adjusted the state’s travel ban to allow driving on local roads in Fairfield County as of 8:30 a.m. this morning.

The ban has been lifted in a similar way for Litchfield County. The ban remains in place for the rest of the state until further notice.

“We are working to get residents back on the road as soon as possible,” Malloy said. “Because of lighter-than-expected snowfall in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, but sustained, heavy snowfall in eastern Connecticut, we’re adjusting the ban as conditions warrant.”

Malloy will continue to provide blizzard-related updates throughout the day. He said residents also can continue monitoring the news media for updates.

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