Malloy signs tractor-trailer ban due to storm

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy provides a storm update from the Emergency Operations Center in Hartford (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging drivers to stay off the roads because of the nor’easter, and has imposed a ban on tractor-trailers like neighboring New York.

Malloy signed the order just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned tractor-trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks and other high-profile vehicles on various highways. The list includes Interstates 84 and 95, which both lead into Connecticut. Malloy says Cuomo’s decision was not part of a “coordinated call.”

Connecticut is expected to receive anywhere from 4 inches to 16 inches of snow, with the northwestern part of the state getting the most.

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