Updates from the State of Connecticut on March 14, 2017 Winter Storm

Report by Paula Antolini
March 15, 2017 9:24AM EDT




Updates from the State of Connecticut on March 14, 2017 Winter Storm

Latest Advisories 

Updated: 03/14/17 at 5:30pm

  • Statewide Travel Ban Was Lifted at 5PM Tuesday evening: The statewide travel ban on all state roads that Governor Malloy implemented early this morning was lifted at 5:00 p.m. this evening. However, motorists are urged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary as roads remain slick and black ice is expected to form overnight.
  • Entire Fleet of DOT Plows Clearing State Roads: The entire fleet of Department of Transportation plows are out clearing the roads. The more we keep cars off of the roads during the storm, the faster we will be able to clean up the roads and get them back into use after the storm.
  • State Offices Will Open on Wednesday: State offices are expected to be open on Wednesday, March 15. All state employees should report to work as scheduled on Wednesday.
  • Metro-North Service to Resume at 6PM Tuesday: Metro-North service will resume at 6PM on Tuesday, March 14, with hourly service through 11PM, however there will be no branch service.  On Wednesday, March 15, Metro-North will operate on a modified schedule.
  • Bus Service Expected to Resume WednesdayIt is expected that bus service will resume on Wednesday, however please check back for updates.
  • Severe Cold Weather Protocol remains in effect through Thursday: Governor Malloy has ordered the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to remain in effect through Thursday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m.  This protocol directs certain state agencies to coordinate services that will help the most vulnerable receive protection from the cold.
  • Town parking bans and school closures/delays: Decisions on parking bans and school closures/delays are made locally. Visit your town or city’s website or check local television and radio stations for these announcements.

Utility Company Power Outage Information


United Illuminating:

Shelters and Warming Centers

Shelters and warming centers are open across Connecticut.  To find the nearest available location, call 2-1-1 or view the full list at www.211ct.org.




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