Friday, February 08, 2013
Ban on Limited Access Highways Traffic
Gov. 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 4 p.m. The travel ban will remain in effect until further notice.
These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies, an announcement from the governor’s office said.
“As the weather gets worse over the next few hours, we need to keep the roads clear, so that emergency-related personnel and utility crews can reach those that may need our help,” Malloy said. “By traveling in these conditions, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but you are potentially risking the lives of first responders, utility workers and other residents. Please be safe.”
The State of Connecticut coordinated the travel ban with Massachusetts and New York, the governor’s office said.