WINDSOR LOCKS -- The lines and crowds were longer than usual for a Tuesday night as travelers, both in the air and on the ground, rushed to beat a nor'easter working its way up the East Coast.
New York State banned commercial vehicles on I-84 from the Connecticut state line to Pennsylvania starting at 7 a.m.
Bradley International Airport tweeted shortly after 6 a.m. that six flights were cancelled.
"It is chaotic. Every plane I've been on for the past two weeks has just been slammed," said Staff Sgt. Matthew Goehring, who just came home after a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. "People are getting bumped and stuff."
Major airlines are waiving certain fees if travelers need to update an airline ticket.
Most state officials advised people to leave for their destination as early as possible before the brunt of the storm arrived Wednesday afternoon.
"We are asking people to leave 90 minutes in advance of their trip, that's particularly true if you have to check in and work through security," advised Kevin Dillon, the executive director of the Connecticut Airports Authority.
Connecticut State Police will also be out in force until the weekend as part of operation CARE, which is an effort to curb reckless and drunk driving.