Connecticut Highways Closed for Hurricane Sandy

Governor Malloy issues the order to take place in two phases today, Oct. 29.


Come 1 p.m. today, the state's highways will be closed to all traffic except for emergency vehicles.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy just announced the order. According to a release from the governor's office, the closures will be implemented in two phases:

  • At 11 a.m., trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways.
  • At 1 p.m., state highways will be closed to all non-emergency related vehicles. 

“Residents need to take this storm very seriously," Malloy said. "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.”

C.S. October 29, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I wonder how this actually works, we are in a hotel adjacent to I-95 and still see plenty of cars as well as tractor trailers.
Michael Dinan (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
If you have any photos showing that, can you please send them to Ryan Sartor (ryan.sartor@patch.com) or upload directly to this article by clicking on the "Upload Photos" button above?
Ryan Sartor (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 07:59 PM
C.S.: The Mayor said that only "emergency" vehicles are permitted. A lot of what is enforceable depends on specific ordinances. For example, Milford's "mandatory" evacuation will not involve anyone getting arrested if they do not leave as there is no ordinance against it. Still, I hope everyone does! Stay safe your hotel!
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 30, 2012 at 01:06 PM
As of 8AM the Governor has removed the restrictions on all state roads. Rogers Road has a major power boat across it with a sail boat's mast against power lines.


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