Travel ban is lifted at 5 pm

More than 800 plow trucks are ready for Blizzard Eugene on Tuesday

The latest forecast has snowfall beginning between 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday with blizzard conditions expected by 9:00 a.m.

The governor has activated a statewide travel ban for CT.

CT closed for business Tuesday as a blizzard threatened two feet of snow in some places and the governor banned travel on state highways.

The governor said residents should stay home on Tuesday. That helped crews clear the roads faster and minimize accidents, which kept the mood light at the Emergency Operations Center.

Greeting reporters gathered for a weather update during Tuesday's snow storm, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrived at an afternoon press briefing with a tray of brownies.

State troopers and the National Guard are ready to help stranded motorists, and utility companies are prepared to fix power outages. Drivers were advised to stay off the roads on Tuesday.

Governor Dannel Malloy announced that he has singed an order proclaiming a civil prepardeness emergency of CT ahead of the blizzard hitting the state on Tuesday. Everyone in CT is urged to plan ahead - wherever you are at sunrise Tuesday morning, expect to remain there throughout the remainder of the storm and into the night. "Residents are urged to make safety a priority and to not make any attempt to travel".

There have been cancellations at Bradley International Airport on Tuesday.Dozens of flights were delayed or canceled on Monday ahead of the storm. While the runways are open and crews are working to keep them clear, the airlines are not running planes to and from the airport.

The Department of Motor Vehicles canceled all road skills tests through Wednesday at noon.

Those who need or know someone who needs shelter can call 211 to find a nearby opening.

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