Storm closings, cancellations

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Sunday:

DMV offices closed Monday and Tuesday; AAA offices open for license renewals; extension given for expiring licenses, registrations

Redding, Easton and Region 9  (Joel Barlow High School) schools are on a two-hour delay tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 11.

The Mark Twain Library is open today until 5 p.m., its normal hours of operation.

Saturday:

Gov. Malloy lifted the travel ban at 4 PM. This  applies to all roads, including limited access highways.

Limited New Haven Line train service has resumed with the 1:37 PM train departing Stamford making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal and the 2:03 PM train departing Stamford making all local stops to Grand Central Terminal. Train service between Stamford and New Haven, including the branch lines, remains suspended until further notice.  Visit www.mta.info or call 511 for further details.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has placed a ban on motor vehicle travel on all roads until further notice. The ban does not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies.

Metro-North has suspended train service due to the severity of the weather.

Friday:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy placed a ban on motor vehicle travel on limited access highways in the state that began at 4 p.m. on Friday. The ban does not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies.

Department of Motor Vehicles’ offices statewide will be closed on Saturday. The agency is already closed today. AAA offices statewide are closing at noon today for DMV transactions and also will be closed Saturday, although the company will be taking calls for roadside assistance.

Here’s what the governor’s press secretary just issued: “Governor Dannel P. Malloy will declare a state of emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard which is anticipated to heavily impact the state Friday and Saturday.  In addition, the Governor announced that limited access highways may be subject to closure as early as noon.  The Governor is asking all residents to limit nonessential travel. ‘People need to take this storm seriously.  If current predictions are accurate, we will need people to stay off the roads so that emergency personnel and utility crews can get to the places they need to get to, and to make sure that our plows can keep critical roadways clear,’ Governor Malloy said.  ’Please stay home once the weather gets bad except in the case of real emergency.’”

The Redding Transfer Station will close a 1 p.m. today, Friday Feb. 8, and be closed all day Saturday, Feb. 9, reopening on Monday, Feb. 11.

There will be extra Metro-North trains during the early afternoon to help customers return home. This schedule will result in reduced service during the PM peak. Train combinations and cancellations are possible at any time, but increase in likelihood as the evening progresses to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm. For more details, visit bit.ly/S5Cxrf

All Redding and Easton schools are closed today, Feb. 8.

 

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