State travel ban lifted, use extreme caution

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HARTFORD-- Gov. Malloy lifted the state's travel ban at 2 p.m. The New Haven line of Metro North resumed Sunday service at 1 p.m.

I want to thank the residents of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying off the road.  We were able to reduce accidents on the highways and allow DOT workers to clear the roads. With decreasing snow bands and clearing roads, I have decided to lift the statewide travel ban effective at 2 p.m. today. I have coordinated this decision with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  I would advise residents who are traveling to those states to check with state authorities regarding travel restrictions.  Again, thank you to the residents of the state of Connecticut for heeding the warnings and staying safe during this storm.

However, surrounding states kept travel bans in effect longer, impacting Connecticut residents' travel. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced that his state's travel ban restricting driving on the state's roadways would be lifted at midnight.

The governor is also informing third-shift nonessential state employees not to report to work this evening.  All state employees are to report to work as scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Bradley International Airport resumed operations Tuesday evening, but delays are expected for Wednesday--especially for early morning flights.

State buses will resume Wednesday morning.

Gov. Malloy said 15 car accidents were reported during the blizzard and only one person was hurt.

Department of Transportation and plow crews remain in full force on the roads, he said.

The governor asked residents to clear the snow around fire hydrants and storm drains. He also reminded people there are still travel bans in MA and RI and so people should consider that while driving.

Here is what Malloy had to say earlier Tuesday morning.