Tuesday: Less snow than predicted for Trumbull, travel ban lifted
1:30 p.m. — The travel ban on the rest of the state will be lifted at 2 p.m.
10:20 a.m. — First Selectman Tim Herbst said Trumbull has about 7 to 10 inches, with drifting.
Herbst said the DPW is making great progress with the roads. See the town's latest storm update here.
UPDATED 8:30 a.m. — Gov. Dannel Malloy has lifted a travel ban for local roads in Fairfield County and Litchfield County as of 8:30 a.m. The travel ban for the rest of the state is still in effect.
Malloy thanked the public for adhering the to ban and said only 11 accidents and one injury were reported on state highways overnight.
Some parts of the state were hit harder than others by the storm.
"I want to get back to normal as quickly as possible and I believe we can do that by tomorrow," Malloy said.
Malloy also asked the public to clear fire hydrants at a least a radius of 3 feet, to help firefighters, in case of emergency.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has downgraded its Blizzard Warning to a Winter Storm Warning and predictions for snow accumulation totals are significantly decreased, but high winds, cold temperatures, and steady snowfall are expected to continue throughout the day.
A ban on travel on all public roads for anyone other than emergency vehicles was put into effect at 9 p.m. Monday night. Mero-North trains are expected to start a weekend schedule later today.
Schools, town hall and the library are all closed today. Only essential state employees are to report for work today.
The forecast for Trumbull is now predicting four to eight inches of snow accumulation — significantly less than the 24 to 36 inches predicted on Monday. A blustery north wind of 20 to 24 mph will include gusts as high as 37 mph. Windchill values later Tuesday night will range between -5 and 5 degrees.
Snowfall totals overnight Monday into Tuesday varied across the state of Connecticut. The state DOT reported at 5 a.m. a high accumulation of 13 inches in Norwich, and a low of one inch in North Canaan in the Northwest corner of the state. Eastern Connecticut seems to have been hit hardest, with totals of more than 10 inches.
In the area, New Canaan received 11 inches, Darien got 6.5 inches, New Haven and Danbury about five inches, and Milford has about seven inches on the ground this morning.
The Weather Channel is reporting Cape Cod has close to 18 inches of snow and white-out conditions.
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