Gov. Malloy lifts travel ban for Fairfield County

In a press conference at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced he is lifting the travel ban for Fairfield and Litchfield counties to allow travel on local roads. The ban remains in effect for the rest of the state, much of which is still getting significant snowfall, the governor said.

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Mr. Malloy thanked residents for obeying the travel ban. Only 11 accidents and one minor injury were reported throughout the entire state since the travel ban put in place at 9 p.m. Monday. People staying off the roads “has made a real difference” in getting roads cleared more quickly and fewer accidents, Mr. Malloy said.

“Under normal circumstances we would have expected hundreds of accidents on our highways last night. We had 11,” Mr. Malloy said.

Roads will be re-opened when it is determined the state can do so safely, he said.

“There’s no bad news with not everyone getting three feet of snow,” the governor said, while acknowledging that not all of the state “dodged a bullet.”

Towns such as Norwich in the southeastern portion of the state have already received about two feet of snow, with more expected.

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