Ice storm preparations getting underway

Crews clear snow as ice pellets fall Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in Hartford, Conn. A winter storm was expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow and sleet in parts of the state. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — The state of Connecticut is holding a simulation on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to prepare in case a major ice storm hits.

This will be the second day of the drill.

The first was on Saturday Oct. 29.

The drill is happening at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks.

Utility companies, state and local governments will all be involved.

Governor Dannel Malloy hopes this will improve communication between agencies.

“We must continually look for ways to improve how we respond to emergency situations,” Malloy said, “so that when an event requiring a coordinated response occurs, every level of government and the state’s utility companies have a clear mission and goal.”