Many roads nearly impassable, chief says, governor orders roads closed

The severity of the storm has led to hazardous travel conditions.

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 has ordered all roads in Connecticut closed  until further notice.

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

The blizzard  is expected to dump about 12 to 18 inches on Shelton and up to 24 inches in some places.

Despite high winds, UI reported no power outages in Shelton at 5:30 a.m.