Travel ban lifted in Fairfield County

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Travel bans were lifted for local roads in Fairfeld and Litchfield counties when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a storm update at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The total ban on travel in Connecticut worked, Malloy said, as there were 11 accidents overnight, resulting in one minor injury.

“You would have expected hundreds of accidents. We had 11,” Malloy said, praising the public for abiding by the travel ban.

There was one accident reported in New Canaan this morning.

Travel bans in New York were also lifted this morning by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Snow continued Tuesday morning, with Eastern Connecticut taking the brunt of the storm.

Connecticut escaped power outages as well. The largest, Malloy said, left 573 homes and businesses in the dark after a plow took down a pole.

Plows are still working to clear snow off roads amid high winds.

“Even in a blowing situation we are moving snow,” Malloy said.

New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans earlier Tuesday.

Metro-North expects to run on a Sunday schedule Tuesday, but crews must pick up trains at sites where they were parked for safe keeping. Full service is expected Wednesday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast said.

Malloy is holding a conference call with municipal officials at 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Asked if closing state offices and roads was an overreaction, Malloy replied, “That would be an oversimplification.”

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