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Gov. Malloy Encourages Residents to Exercise Caution During Snow Storm

(HARTFORD, CT)- Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement regarding the snow condition in the state:

"I continue to receive updates from my state emergency management officials and state police as we closely monitor the storm and its impact throughout Connecticut. Current weather forecast models predict lighter snow in Northwest region of the state, moderate snow in the Hartford and New Haven areas, and moderate to heavy snow in Eastern Connecticut. At this time, the Department of Transportation has deployed 821 plow trucks throughout the state to clear roads.

"Visibility and road conditions vary across regions and I strongly encourage everyone to stay safe and to use good judgement. Residents who live in areas most impacted by the storm are advised to remain off the roads, if possible. If travel is necessary, motorists are urged to exercise caution, to build in extra travel time, and to practice safe winter driving skills-such as slowing down, increasing following distance, driving in already traveled lanes, keeping headlights on, and avoiding distractions in your vehicle.

"We also remind drivers that the state now has three tow plow trucks capable of clearing two travel lanes in a single pass. These trucks are based in the New Haven area, primarily in the I-95/Q Bridge corridor. Motorists are urged to stay clear of snowplows while on the road and are cautioned against trying to pass a snowplow when it is in operation.

"We will continue to provide updates as needed."
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