Sandy Update: State highways are set to be closed
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today ordered road closures for all state highways, including the Merritt Parkway and I-95. The closures will be implemented in two phases.
At 11 a.m., trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways. At 1 p.m., state highways will be closed to all non-emergency related vehicles.
The governor said in a press release, "Residents need to take this storm very seriously. Beginning in the next several hours, wind gusts will begin to exceed 50 m.p.h., making traveling along our roads – especially wooded areas like the Merritt Parkway – very dangerous. We're doing this in two phases, so that trucks will first be prohibited and then all non-emergency vehicles. If you're in a non-evacuation area, stay home."