Tractor-Trailer Ban on Connecticut Highways Lifted

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Tractor-trailers and tandem trailers were banned from traveling on Connecticut highways due to severe weather conditions on Wednesday.

Governor Dannel Malloy issued the ban on Wednesday amid heavy snowfall in most parts of the state and it was lifted late in the evening. 

The order Malloy signed said an emergency situation exists because of the extreme nature of the snowstorm affecting Connecticut and developing issues at the New York State border. 

During a press conference at 6 p.m., Malloy said the ban was issued at the request of New York State officials due to conditions there. 

Earlier in the day, Malloy announced that nonessential state employees would be sent home beginning at noon and that second-shift nonessential state employees should not report to work due to the storm.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for all counties in Connecticut.

As of 4 p.m., Bradley International Airport said 55 percent of flights were canceled

Hundreds of school districts shut down schools on Wednesday. All closings and cancelations can be found here

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