HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says nonessential state workers should stay home Friday as a winter storm barrels down on Connecticut.
Malloy says the heavy snow is expected to hit around 3 p.m. As much as 2 feet is predicted for some portions of Connecticut.
The governor says Friday evening and midnight state shift workers should report as usual. The state emergency center will be activated at 9 a.m.
The Department of Transportation says it has more than 800 state and contractor plow trucks ready and is pretreating bridges and roads with a salt-brine solution.
Malloy says utilities are anticipating that 10 percent of their customers will lose electricity.
The University of Connecticut has canceled classes for Friday.