Gov. Dannel Malloy is asking all non-essential state employees to remain home in preparation for the coming blizzard.
Malloy is saying that evening and midnight shift employees should report as normal Friday. The state will activate the Emergency Operations Center on Friday at 9 a.m. to coordinate the state's response to the storm.
In a written statement Malloy said, "Based on the forecasts we're looking at now, I am asking nonessential state employees to remain at home on Friday."
"If the worst-case scenario plays out, we will need roads clear for emergency personnel and utility crews," Malloy said in the statement.
The governor will hold press briefings at the EOC at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday.
Stay with Eye Witness News throughout the duration of the storm for the latest on closings and delays.
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