Non-essential state employees told to stay home by gov.

This just in from the governor’s office…

Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking nonessential state employees to stay home on

Friday in advance of the coming blizzard.  However, evening and midnight shift

employees should report to work as normal on Friday.

The Governor also

announced that he will fully activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center

(EOC) on Friday at 9:00 a.m. to continue coordinating the state’s response to

the storm.

“Based on the forecasts we’re looking at now, I am asking

nonessential state employees to remain at home on Friday,” said Governor Malloy.

“If the worst-case scenario plays out, we will need roads clear for emergency

personnel and utility crews.  But even under the best of circumstances, it

appears at this point that the best coarse of action is to keep people off the

roads.  Whether you’re a state employee or not, if you can stay home and off the

roads tomorrow, please do so.”

In addition, following a series of

unified command meetings and municipal conference calls, the Governor will hold

two media briefings from the state EOC on Friday – the first at 12:00 p.m.,

followed by another at 6:00 p.m.

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