Governor to declare state of emergency

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will declare a state of emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard which is anticipated to heavily impact the state Friday and Saturday.

In addition, the governor announced that limited access highways may be subject to closure as early as noon.  Mr. Malloy is asking all residents to limit nonessential travel.

“People need to take this storm seriously.  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,” Mr. Malloy said.  “Please stay home once the weather gets bad except in the case of real emergency.”

Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein is urging the same caution. The town’s Emergency Operations Team is monitoring the storm and is prepared to implement emergency procedures if there are widespread power outages caused by the expected high winds and heavy snow.

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