A late season winter storm is expected to hit Connecticut early Tuesday. Officials at the state and local level began announcing parking bans and school closings on Monday. A statewide travel ban goes into effect at 5:00 am on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service expects most of the state to receive at least 12 inches. Some areas could see nearly two feet. Blizzard warnings have been issued for most of Connecticut, except for the eastern shoreline.
Governor Dannel Malloy's office has a website with statewide updates for the storm.
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The state's major utility companies have assured customers they are prepared for potential power outages. Malloy's office said 634 plow trucks and 250 private plow operators are standing by.
Rick Fontana, Emergency Operations Deputy Director for the City of New Haven, announced a travel ban starting at 7:00 am on Tuesday. State of emergencies have been declared in Bridgeport and Stamford.
The state's severe cold weather protocol will remain in effect through Thursday.
Cassandra Basler contributed to this report.