(NECN) - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has declared a state of emergency as it seeks federal assistance in obtaining salt for cities and towns that are running short due ot the severe winter weather.
The move enables the state to pursue a request for help; snow has been falling at 2-3 inches an hour in some areas.
The Conn. Department of Transportation says its plows are having a hard time keeping up with the snowfall. More than 800 trucks have been clearing the roads.
Governor Malloy also announced all non-essential state employees should report to work Friday morning on a one hour delay.