Travel ban lifted statewide; Gov. Malloy says state dodged a bullet

Governor Dannel Malloy discusses blizzard preparations from the Emergency Operations Center in Hartford, January 26, 2015. (WTNH)

(WTNH)– Governor Malloy has lifted the travel ban on the state, effective at 2 p.m.

The travel ban on Fairfield and Litchfield counties was lifted earlier Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Related: AAA stats, driving advice for after storm

Travel bans are however still in effect for Massachusetts and Rhode Island but not New York or New Jersey.

Related: Travel bans lifted in New Jersey, New York City

Malloy held another press conference at noon where he stated that state employees should return back to work Wednesday but third-shift nonessential employees should not work tonight. He also noted that bus service and Metro-North  will resume.

Related: Metro-North resumes service Tuesday afternoon

Eastern Connecticut is the area of the state that is still being hit hard by the blizzard. Residents should use caution when driving.

Malloy reported that there is a very low number of power outages with CL&P reporting 8 outages and UI reporting 0 outages.

Related: Electrical outages rare in Connecticut in massive storm

He also reported only 15 accidents as of last night and no fatalities from this blizzard.

Malloy added that people being cooperative with the travel ban made it easier for the plows.

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