Roads Open, But Stay Off Them, Governor Said | NBC Connecticut

Roads Open, But Stay Off Them, Governor Said



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    KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - AUGUST 27: Firefighters wade through floodwater as they respond to a call of a gas leak during Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Hurricane Irene hit Dare County, which sits along the Outer Banks and includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, as a category one hurricane around mid-day today causing wind damage and flooding. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has re-opened the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways to traffic, but urges people to stay off the roads.

    He has also lifted the ban on tractor-trailer traffic on Connecticut roads.

    The City of Norwich Emergency Management has issued a notice that all Norwich roads will be closed to non-essential personnel.

    "We're only responding to life-threatening situations and nothing more," Mike Hughes of Norwich Public Utilities said.

    He is also asking drivers to stay off the roads.