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Gov. Malloy Announces Nonessential State Employees Should Not Report to Work Thursday Due to Approaching Snowstorm

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy tonight announced that as a significant snowstorm is forecast to bear down on the state, he is directing nonessential first and second-shift state employees to not report to work on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

“The timing of the storm will impact both the morning and evening commutes, making travel treacherous throughout those periods,” Governor Malloy said. “Furthermore, this storm is anticipated to produce very strong winds with the potential for near white-out conditions at its height.”

Connecticut is not expected to be as severely impacted by this storm as neighboring states, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island. While highways will remain open in Connecticut, travel conditions could still be quite hazardous at times. In order to allow Department of Transportation crews to clear highways as efficiently and safely as possible, and to assist neighboring states respond to the severe conditions of their roadways, it is strongly recommended that Connecticut motorists to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Employers that can allow people to work from home or alter their hours are encouraged to do so.

Earlier today, the Governor announced that he will activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center beginning at 6:00 a.m. Thursday in order to monitor storm conditions and quickly coordinate any support that may be necessary.
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