Travel ban lifts at 2 p.m. today; implemented last night at 9 p.m. as storm loomed

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced this afternoon that he has lifted the statewide travel ban as of 2 p.m. today, according to a press release from his office.

“I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road.  We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and allow DOT workers to clear the roads. With decreasing snow bands and clearing roads, I have decided to lift the statewide travel ban effective at 2 p.m. today,” Malloy said according to the press reease.  “I have coordinated this decision with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  I would advise residents who are traveling to those states to check with state authorities regarding travel restrictions.  Again, thank you to the residents of the State of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying safe during this storm.”
The  release also said the governor is also informing third-shift nonessential state employees not to report to work this evening.  All state employees are to report to work as scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 28.  The governor will continue to provide updates as necessary.

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