Malloy: Second-shift state employees should report to work

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday afternoon that all second-shift employees should report to work as regularly scheduled Tuesday afternoon.

While the snow intensity is forecast to lighten up this afternoon, the Governor is encouraging commuters to take it slow on the roads and leave plenty of time for travel, particularly in the eastern portions of the state where snow has been heaviest.

Earlier in the day, Malloy said that the state has more than 800 plow trucks working to clear Connecticut roads.

Malloy said the impact of the storm is particularly evident on elevations. Snow totals will vary widely throughout the state.

Related content: Today’s CT forecast

Around 10:00am, Malloy said there were roughly 1,800 power outages across the state between Eversource and United Illuminating. When winds are greater than 35 miles per hour, crews in bucket trucks will struggle to make repairs, so outages may take a long time to repair.

At Bradley International Airport, roughly 65% of travel has been canceled for the day, but the airport remains open and operational. If you plan to fly today, check with your carrier.

Early Tuesday morning, Gov. Malloy announced that nonessential, first-shift employees should not report to work as offices will be closed due to the significant snowfall.

“As the snowstorm develops and anticipated accumulation amounts across the state continue to grow, we believe that it is best to keep state offices closed for the day on Tuesday,” Governor Malloy said. “We encourage everyone to be safe and stay off the roads if at all possible.”

Malloy is also advising those that must travel to give extra time, reduce speeds, keep a safe distance from plows and to not attempt to pass plows as it can be extremely dangerous. He is also encouraging employers that can allow people to work from home or alter their hours, to do that as well.

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