By Theresa Diaz –
Earlier Friday, Governor Ned Lamont implemented a travel ban on tractor trailers for all limited access highways statewide, effective at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and remaining in effect until further notice. The tractor trailer travel ban is being implemented in coordination with neighboring states that are also anticipating severe conditions.
Additionally, Governor Lamont has activated the Connecticut State Emergency Operations Center and that will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, it will be staffed virtually and/or in person with personnel from several state agencies.
Throughout the day Friday, forecasts were projecting blizzard conditions for much of Connecticut on Saturday, with snowfall amounts expected to reach 12 to 18 inches in the western portion of the state and going up to 18 to 24 inches in eastern portions, particularly near the Rhode Island border. At times, snowfall will be extremely heavy with rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour expected, causing whiteout conditions that will make visibility very limited.
Governor Lamont is advising everyone in Connecticut to anticipate sheltering in place beginning Friday night through Saturday evening. He is encouraging everyone to avoid all unnecessary travel throughout the duration of storm.