Hundreds of schools are dismissing early or closing Monday as a blizzard approaches Connecticut.
Governor Dannel Malloy has issued a travel ban, starting at 9 p.m. for the entire state in advance of the storm, which has the potential to bring about 15 to 30 inches to areas of the state by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Beginning at 8 p.m., CT Transit service will be suspended, Malloy said during a news conference this morning. He is urging residents to leave work early if possible and work from home to get off the roads this afternoon, have a plan to get to your destination and stay there for the duration of the storm.
A blizzard warning has been issued statewide and some municipalities, including Hartford, have declared snow emergencies.
The warning is effective from 1 p.m. on Monday to midnight on Tuesday for New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties, and from 7 p.m. on Monday to 1 a.m. Wednesday in Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties.
Bradley International Airport has some cancellations for Monday, including flights through JetBlue, United, American Airlines, Lufthansa, U.S. Airways and Southwest Airlines. Check with your airline for an update on the status of your flight.
The worst part of the storm will likely be from midnight to noon on Tuesday, slowly tapering off afterward.
Strong winds could cause drifting of snow before the storm ends as flurries on Wednesday morning.
A coastal flood watch has also been issued for southern Middlesex and New London counties from late Monday night to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Coastal flood watches will also go into effect for Fairfield and New Haven counties from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
Temperatures will be in the teens during the storm, so it is likely that this will be an all-snow event.