Malloy Lifts Statewide Ban On Travel After Snowstorm

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The travel ban was lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday, but if appeared those drivers who did go out found themselves in a jam.
The travel ban was lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday, but if appeared those drivers who did go out found themselves in a jam. Photo Credit: ConnDOT

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The statewide travel ban instituted Friday because of the winter storm will be lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.  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," Malloy said in a statement. "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."

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I considered that there might be a tad bit of overreaction to weather in this instance but then reconsidered. As mentioned in another comment, people don't know how to slow down and be cautious when driving in the snow. This causes accidents and possible fatalities. Services cannot reach those who are stranded on highways to remove vehicles so that plowing can be completed. The fact that so little by way of accidents and disruption, other than staying at home, occurred speaks to good preparedness. So, not an overreaction, just good sense.

No one paid attention to the ban anyways. I was out driving, there was a wait to get gas. Roads were fine. Just the news sensationalizing things again. People are simply too stupid to know how to drive in the snow, that's all.
But at least most sheeple listened and traffic was light for a weekend!

This is why the Governor closed the roads....

The President declared a state of emergency this morning. Some people just don't get it Paige

Job well done Gov Malloy

I wonder what our adjacent states think of us shutting down. I cannot imagine all the back-ups

Yes, the man who ran Stamford into the poorhouse & is now working on bankrupting the state is a much better politician than Moccia for sure. But thats not a good thing by any measure.

Do you just post to make yourself look foolish as you never not even once post anything factual. Why is it you Republicans can never tell the truth.

Thank you governor Malloy for excellent leadership. How nice it would be if we only had the same profession leadership from the idiot that runs Norwalk.

Pizza party!

I called when I posted at 4:37, it still isn't here @ 5:48. Am I being impatient?