Governor Dan P. Malloy today ordered road closures for all state highways. The closures will be implemented in two phases. At 11 a.m., trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways. 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 m.p.h., 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.”
Earlier today, Malloy extended DMV deadlines.
On Monday morning, he ordered all expiration dates and periods of validity for motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, certificates and other forms of credentials issued by or on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles be immediately extended until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut.
“With the severe weather impacting our state at this time, we are extending all motor vehicle deadlines and expiration dates until the storm has subsided. It is simply not realistic right now for people to meet these deadlines considering that we are urging people to stay in their homes and avoid the severe weather,” Governor Malloy said.
Motor vehicle deadlines and expiration dates will be extended to a date that has yet to be determined.