Travel will be impacted by Blizzard Colbie - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Travel will be impacted by Blizzard Colbie

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

In addition to the 9 p.m. travel ban, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Metro-North will be running extra afternoon train service between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

There will be no CT Transit bus service after 8 p.m.

"Do not plan on traveling unless absolutely necessary from Monday evening through the duration of the storm," Malloy reiterated.

The website FlightAware.com said it expects more than 1,400 flights in and out of New England to be canceled over the course of the storm.

Most major airlines said they're allowing customers whose flights are canceled in the next few days to book new flights without any penalties.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks said flyers should call their airlines directly to check their flight status.

As for the roads, parking bans have been issued in Ansonia, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Hartford and other towns.

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra reminded drivers that during a ban, which starts at 3 p.m. Monday, all street parking is prohibited.

“This is the first big snow storm of the season and accumulation is expected to be over 10 inches in Hartford,” Segarra said. “We've seen been through heavy storms before but it's important to plan ahead and be prepared.”

Closings and early dismissals have been pouring into the newsroom since Sunday. A list of them can be found here.

Those without access to off-street parking can move their vehicles to any Hartford public school lot and an authorized garage.

Here's a list:

Morgan Street Garage2 Holcomb St. LotKeney Park Entrance Lot - Ridgefield StreetKDA Center Lot - Naugatuck StreetPope Park Center Lot - Park TerraceMetzner Center Lot - Franklin AvenueColt Park Lot - Wawarme AvenueElizabeth Park LotsAll Hartford Schools Parking Lots

In Hartford, the cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59 plus an additional $99. More information on parking can be found here.

If residents are looking for shelter, they can dial 211.

These shelters in Hartford will remain open for the duration of the storm:

McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave., (860) 722-6922Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St., (860) 724-4823South Park Inn: 75 Main St., (860) 724-0071

Public works crews all over the state geared up for what they expect to be a busy next few days.

Malloy said the state's cold weather protocols are in effect. For a list of shelters, he recommended calling 211.

For a list of emergency contacts, including state, federal and utility help hotlines, click here.

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