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Travel ban lifted

February 9, 2013
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The governor announced he is lifting the travel ban. The following news release was issued. Governor Malloy today announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4PM.  This will apply to all roads, including limited access highways. “While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4PM, I still want to urge…

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One storm down. Another on the way?

February 9, 2013
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One storm down. Another on the way?

Accuweather.com says that the troubles from Friday’s blizzard are not over. High winds will continue to be a problem. And another storm is brewing, said the weather service.  AccuWeather reports while snow from the Blizzard of 2013 winds down, strong winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting snow through the day over New England…

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No Monsters Saturday night

February 9, 2013
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For those hoping to get out to tonight’s Monster Jam in Hartford, both the 2 and 7 p.m. performances have been cancelled. The XL Center in Hartford just issued the following news announcement Hartford, CT February 9, 2013) – Due to inclement weather, Saturday’s 2:00pm and 7:30pm performances of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® at…

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Brumback reports on the state of the town following the blizzard

February 9, 2013
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I wanted to give you all a quick up date and will break this down by functional area. The Town of Southington received almost 27 inches of snow last night with blizzard conditions between about 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.   Highway: Snowplows have been operating since 4 a.m. Friday and will continue until 4…

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Everyone loves chocolate

February 9, 2013
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Everyone loves chocolate

The American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Valentine Chocolate Festival was held on Saturday, Feb. 2. Various chocolate themed Valentine Day items were available. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Blizzard ended region’s snow drought, says Accuweather

February 9, 2013
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Blizzard ended region’s snow drought, says Accuweather

 Accuweather.com has issued the latest on the blizzard that just hammered Connecticut and most of the Northeast. State College, Pa. — 9 February 2013 — AccuWeather reports two storms have joined forces to bring a major blizzard to New England Saturday. There are already airline and rail delays. Roads may become impassable in many areas.…

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February 9, 2013
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As state and local plow crews work to get the roads clear, the governor has continued the ban of all vehicles from roads across the state. The following press release was released at 5:3- a.m. Governor Malloy has ordered all roads in Connecticut closed until further notice. This traffic ban extends to all vehicles except…

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Metro-North trains suspended in wake of storm

February 8, 2013
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The governor has now shut down Metro-North trains. The governor’s office issued the following update. Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that due to current storm conditions and projections of heavy snowfall accumulations, Metro-North Railroad will suspend service tonight beginning at 10:00 p.m. The last New Haven Line departure from Grand Central Terminal will be…

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Governor issues travel ban as of 4 p.m.

February 8, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that there will be a ban on motor vehicle travel on limited access highways in the State of Connecticut beginning at 4PM.  These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies. “As the weather…

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Monster Jam at 2 p.m. on Saturday has been cancelled in Hartford

February 8, 2013
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This just in from the XL Center… The Saturday Feb. 9, 2:00pm Advance Auto Parts  Monster Jam® Show has been cancelled at the XL Center in Hartford -Tickets Will be Honored at Either Remaining Performance-   (Hartford, CT February 8, 2013) – Due to inclement weather, the Saturday 2:00pm performance of Advance Auto Parts Monster…

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