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Malloy Orders State Employees To Stay Home

by Staff Report | Feb 13, 2014 8:56am
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided to play it safe and asked all first and second shift non-essential employees to stay home.

“As conditions are predicted to intensify throughout the day, we are ordering all first and second shift, non-essential state employees to stay home today,” Malloy said in a statement. “I don’t like the term non-essential because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way. With heavy snow falling across the state and forecast to continue throughout the day, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel.”

Malloy said he expects conditions to deteriorate throughout the day with snow falling two to four inches an hour.

As of 8:30 a.m. state police had responded to about 100 calls for assistance. Between midnight and 9 a.m. Thursday AAA Roadside Rescue Team had received about 126 calls for assistance.

The storm is expected to continue until 6 a.m. Friday.

Malloy will hold another briefing at 5 p.m. today.

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posted by: oliviahuxtable | February 13, 2014  9:56am

What an abomination this Governor is. He couldn’t listen to the weather forecast last night and make a decision… He had to wait until 8am? Nothing changed in the forecast between last night and this morning. He just wants to stick it to state workers, as usual. And his machinations have a trickle down effect…. Private employers early this morning saw that the governor had not told state workers to stay home and so did not tell their workers to stay home. My sister and her husband had to go in today and now run the risk of tragedy on the roads. We need a new direction, a new leader, for this reason and so many others.

posted by: working man | February 13, 2014  6:37pm

oliviahuxtable—WOW - WOW, I don’t know what else to say.. Did you not have yesterday off and also Next Monday..  That is three days Us average working tax payers have to work..  If I didn’t go in today, I had to take a vacation day… Plus I don’t get as many as you…  Please be real, this is new england, we have front wheel or 4 wheel drive, If you left before 7:00 this morning the roads were fine… I made the trip from old saybrook to hartford, not a single problem….