Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Deputy Fire Chief Bob Kepchar measure the snow outside Westport fire headquarters at 10 inches at about 9:30 a.m. today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe, at work today at the Emergency Operations Center at fire headquarters, said it was a quiet overnight with no incidents reported. He said Public Works Department snowplows were out during the night, taking breaks periodically. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said today he does not want to lift the travel ban on I-95 and other state roads until the storm abates in eastern Connecticut.
He told WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York that it makes no sense to allow travel on state roads in Fairfield County only to have traffic back up in New Haven and eastern Connecticut, which is being harder hit by the storm than western Connecticut.
He did not give an estimate when state roads will reopen.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Metro-North and Amtrak will discuss restoration of service this morning.
Earlier, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said MTA rail service will resume on a Sunday schedule by noon.
Metro-North later said this referred to New York State.
Malloy said Metro-North had to inspect the catenary system in Connecticut before resuming service.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today lifted a travel ban for Fairfield County and Litchfield County local roads as of 8:30 a.m.
Metro-North will resume rail service by noon on a Sunday schedule, MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast told a New York City news conference.
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cumo, who opened his state’s roads except for Suffolk County, said today he coordinated with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut who, he said, will lift the Connecticut travel ban in some areas shortly.
Malloy was to address the public at 8:30 a.m.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with his emergency management team at the state Emergency Operations Center early today before addressing the public at 8:30 a.m.Contributed photo