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.”