Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered road closures for all state highways Monday morning. These closures will include Interstate 91 at the Connecticut border.
The closures will be implemented in two phases, Malloy said.
At 11 a.m., trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways, and at 1 p.m., state highways will be closed to all non-emergency related vehicles.
"Residents need to take this storm very seriously. Beginning in the next several hours, wind gusts will begin to exceed 50 mph, making traveling along our roads - especially wooded areas like the Merritt Parkway - very dangerous. We're doing this in two phases, so that trucks will first be prohibited and then all non-emergency vehicles. If you're in a non-evacuation area, stay home," Malloy said.
Malloy urged anyone who needs to travel to use side roads with caution.
Copyright 2012 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.