Governor Imposes Travel Ban

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in the State of Connecticut ahead of the major winter storm that is expected to impact the state on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. With dangerous weather conditions anticipated that will last throughout the day, the Governor has also signed an order activating a statewide travel ban that will begin at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice. In addition, the Governor is fully activating the state’s Emergency Operations Center starting at 5:00 a.m. He is also directing all nonessential first and second-shift state employees to not report to work on Tuesday. “Snowfall is expected to begin…

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5 Ambulances Abandoned By City During Storm

Branch Manager John Wrobel of Nelson Ambulance on Nobel Avenue tells us that the City of Bridgeport abandoned five ambulances during the storm.   John tells us that he made about fifteen to twenty phone calls to have Nobel Avenue cleared so they could resume their services.  The ambulance service  had to resort to hiring a private contractor .  There were five ambulances and five chair cars out of a fleet of nineteen that do one hundred to one hundred and thirty calls a day.  They were unable to provide services out of their Bridgeport branch.  Nobel Avenue wasn't plowed until Tuesday according to Wrobel, he came out t speak at the city council meeting but time ran out before…

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