New release from Governor Malloy:
GOV. MALLOY ORDERS ROAD CLOSURES
No Trucks Allowed into State After 11AM; Complete Road Closure at 1PM
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered road closures for all state highways. The closures will be implemented in two phases. At 11:00 A.M., trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways. At 1:00 P.M., state highways will be closed to all non-emergency related vehicles.
“Residents need to take this storm very seriously. Beginning in the next several hours, wind gusts will begin to exceed 50 m.p.h., making traveling along our roads–especially wooded areas like the Merritt Parkway–very dangerous. We’re doing this in two phases, so that trucks will first be prohibited and then all non-emergency vehicles. If you’re in a non-evacuation area, stay home.”
News release from Governor Malloy:
GOV. MALLOY STATEMENT ON APPROVAL BY PRESIDENT OBAMA OF PRE-LANDFALL EMERGENCY DECLARATION IN CONNECTICUT
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in response to President Obama’s approval Sunday night of the Governor’s request to declare a pre-landfall emergency in Connecticut, which will allow the state to request federal funding and other assistance in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the state.
“I would like to thank President Obama for understanding the necessity of declaring an emergency in our state in advance of the storm,” Governor Malloy said. “As each forecast has come in, it’s become more and more clear that this storm will have a major impact on Connecticut. We cannot wait until after it hits to begin the process of seeking emergency assistance. State emergency management personnel under my direction have already been working with the FEMA team assigned to Connecticut to coordinate these efforts, understanding the urgency our residents are facing.”