Governor Orders Early Release of State Employees

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    NBC Connecticut
    Snow made for tough travel on I-84 in Hartford on Thursday afternoon.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered the early release of state employees as the state prepared for heavier snow on Thursday evening.

    The dismissals were scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and continue in 15-minute intervals, according to a release from Malloy's office.

    "Given the impending snow and the severe cold, I've asked all executive agencies to enact their early dismissal plans," Malloy said in a statement.

    He also urged private sector companies to let employees leave early to help ease what could be a difficult evening rush hour.

    A light snow has been falling throughout the day on Thursday, but the heaviest snow was not expected to fall until after sundown.

    In past snowstorms, rush-hour traffic has made it difficult for state Department of Transportation plows to clear highways.