Video: Malloy on state storm response

Gov. Dannel Malloy talks about the storm in Connecticut, Feb. 5, 2014.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Here’s the full video of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s comments on the state’s storm response, recorded just after 8 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered non-essential, first-shift state employees to stay home and is urging tandem truck drivers to stay off state highways as a storm buries the region in snow and sleet.

Malloy also is urging private employers to have their employees stay home Wednesday.

The storm prompted school closings, dozens of flight cancellations at Bradley International Airport and Metro-North rail service reductions.

State police have responded to 300 calls including many accidents. Malloy says there are no reported fatalities.

The National Weather Service predicts 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet in northwestern Connecticut, 5 to 9 inches in the Hartford area and 1 to 3 inches along the shoreline.

State officials also delayed the start of the annual legislative session from Wednesday to Thursday.

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