The snow continues to fall at a rapid pace across the region with totals exceeding a half foot in many towns.
It is expected to let up and be over by early afternoon.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced that due to the severe winter storm, he has signed an order banning all tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers from traveling on all limited access highways statewide effective at midnight and remaining in effect until further notice.
“During the peak periods of the storm, we are anticipating treacherous conditions that will make travel very difficult,” Lamont said. “We’ve consulted with our neighboring states and have decided as a region that it’s in the best interest of safety to enact this travel ban on tandem tractor trailers and empty tractor trailers during the duration of the storm.”