Travel ban to be lifted at 4 p.m.

The Renaissance had snow up to their stop signs Saturday morning. — Photo by Kerri Pacheco

Governor Malloy today announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4 p.m..  This will apply to all roads, including limited access highways.

“While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4 p.m., I still want to urge residents to stay off the roads if at all possible,” said Governor Malloy.  “Crews are out clearing roadways as we speak, but the fact is we are going to feel the impact of this storm for some time.  The longer we can keep traffic out of town centers and off of our highways, the more effective our recovery effort will be. “

At 3:30 a.m. this morning, Police Chief Joel Hurliman said a state of emergency had been declared in Shelton.

“Many roads are nearly impassable,” he wrote. “Stay safe.”

Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered all roads in Connecticut closed  around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Only emergency vehicles were being allowed on the roads until roads could be cleared of the massive amounts of snow.

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