HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel Malloy activated a statewide travel ban that began at 5 a.m. that will remain in effect until further notice.
In addition, Malloy fully activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center and is told all nonessential first and second-shift state employees to not report to work Tuesday.
The travel ban put out by the governor includes all highways and state roads.
The term “limited access highways” basically means highways with off and on ramp access to them, like 91, 95, 84, but also state roads like 15, 9, and the Berlin Turnpike.
Town and local roads are determined by each municipality Some of them are also under a travel ban, like Hamden, New Haven and Southington. The towns that have roads open, technically, are still encouraging people to not be on the roads.
In New Haven, Mayor Toni Harp said that in an effort to ensure public safety and assist public works personnel with snow plowing and snow removal operations, a citywide parking ban went into effect beginning at midnight and a citywide travel ban went into effect at 7 a.m. Each ban is open-ended and will be cancelled as and when conditions allow.
In Hamden, Mayor Curt Balzano Leng issued a travel ban for effective at 5 a.m. That travel ban is being issued in concurrence with the State of Connecticut’s statewide ban.
All streets in Southington are currently under a parking ban that will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday and the Southington Police Department is asking that all non-essential vehicles stay off of all Southington roadways. The travel restriction is being implemented for the safety of all Southington residents and will allow for storm response crews to safely clear roadways, and allow emergency services to respond to calls for service within town, according to police.
Malloy also launched an official website to provide state residents with updates throughout the storm. The website provides information for power outages, traffic and road incidents, shelter and warming centers, useful social media links and latest advisories.
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