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Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

I-95 is largely empty — and wet but clear of snow — on Tuesday afternoon as a snowstorm begins to taper off. The state travel ban will be lifted at 5 p.m.
I-95 is largely empty — and wet but clear of snow — on Tuesday afternoon as a snowstorm begins to taper off. The state travel ban will be lifted at 5 p.m. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The travel ban on state roads that went into effect early Tuesday morning will be lifted effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced.

But Malloy is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible Tuesday evening as travel conditions remain treacherous as snow continues to fall statewide in a late winter blizzard.

“By limiting travel on state roads to only essential personnel, we dramatically reduced the potential for accidents, and it has provided road crews with much greater access to clear the roads faster,” Malloy said.

“As the storm begins to taper off, we will be lifting the ban effective at 5 p.m. today, however I want to stress that residents are still strongly advised to stay off the roads if at all possible."

Crews from the Department of Transportation are clearing the state roads and highways as the nor'easter continues to rage. Up to 2 feet of snow is still forecast for parts of northern Fairfield County and up to 18 inches along parts of the coast.

"DOT crews are still clearing snow from many roads, and black ice continues to be a concern. If you absolutely do not need to travel, stay where you are this evening," Malloy said.

On Tuesday, train service remains suspended on all lines of Metro-North Railroad. All bus services is still suspended by CTTransit and the Greater Bridgeport Transit.

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