Skip to comments.[CT] State employees given early dismissal before storm
Posted on 01/02/2014 1:49:51 PM PST by Third Person
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Connecticut state employees have been given an early release from work today in advance of the snow storm.
The workers will be given a staggered release beginning at 3 p.m.
"Given the impending snow and the severe cold, Ive asked all executive agencies to enact their early dismissal plans," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.
"Private sector companies may want to consider similar plans, so that we are not bogged down during the usual evening rush, right when the snow is forecasted to pick up.
Up to nine inches of snow or more is in the forecast through Friday morning.
Here is the dismissal schedule:
3:00 p.m. DECD, DOE, DSS, MHA, CHRO, OPM, DOC, Housing 3:15 p.m. DCF, Agriculture, DRS, DCP, DEEP, DOL, Protection/Advocacy, Aging 3:30 p.m. All others
No decision has been made yet about work schedules for Friday.
Mind you, the storm was only hitting VIRGINIA at 2PM. . .
Sensible. Schools in south central PA dismissed around 1 PM.
I’m so happy that God planted me deep in the heart of Texas!
It’s sunny and about 50 degrees here today......
No snow yet, Danny. Maybe some flurries starting around 7pm...
that is too funny! no snow yet where I am in NJ.
That’s one-in-a-row for Malloy-The-Idiot.
50??? Brrrrr. 76 here at the top of Southern California.
We already had 3" on the ground in MA by 7:30 this morning, with an additional 4" by 3pm, when the Credit Union for which I work told us we could all go home. The wind is howling and the snow is falling horizontally.
Scoff all you want, but it is quite dangerous driving in slush, which is what is on the road right now with people driving in the heavy snow, with cars being buffeted by the crosswinds.
Gov. Patrick let all state employees go at three as well, which is a wise decision. Better to go in the daytime, than all of them negotiating their way home in a blinding snowstorm, after dark, with all the other commuters heading out of Boston and surrounding towns.
I heard that Beverly had 8-9 inches by 2:30 this afternoon. That’s a lot of snow, especially where the streets are narrow.
Due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several major roadways in south central Pennsylvania, effective immediately.
PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties,
Interstate 78 in Lebanon County,
Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties,
Interstate 283 in Dauphin County,
PA Route 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties,
US Route 22/322 in Dauphin and Perry counties,
PA Route 581 in Cumberland County,
US Route 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties,
US Route 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties,
US Route 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties,
US Route 30 in Lancaster and York counties,
US Route 222 in Lancaster County, between Rt. 30 and Berks County line.
Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the departments primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice a
Looking at the national storm map, at 5:46. . . it hasn’t TOUCHED Connecticut at the moment. . . And it doesn’t even hit any of Connecticut, other than the far northwest corner, until 7:15PM Eastern.
Governor Pajamaboy in action. . .
For those who don't have to drive in it, I can tell you it's quite exhausting, always making sure you're not going to run over a pile of slush and fishtail, or worrying about the driver next to you doing something stupid and sliding into YOU!
I didn't even drive in today. We've lived in the North for over 30 years, and I've driven in snow, but I do not like it. My hubby was sweet enough to drive me, and a work friend in this morning, and come to pick us up when we got out early. And it hasn't even gotten as bad as they predicted, yet. We're supposed to get another 8" or so, with high winds, overnight.
Ahem. YOU are in the People’s Republic of Taxachusetts.
We are speaking of CONNECTICUT. I suggest you consult Weather.com or similar site.
The Storm will NOT hit Connecticut until AFTER rush hour.
The Storm is only on the EDGES of Connecticut as we speak, according to the latest radar.
There is PLENTY of time to get home in a normal evening commute.
But PajamaGovernor called it hours early ANYWAY. . .
Yes—but we don’t have a whole lot of cold days, and we’re built for the heat as everything is air conditioned.
Southern California is a beautiful place to be—no doubt about it!
If there’s a real weather emergency and not just hype, then, I’m okay with it. I’ve had to do it a few times, but I make sure it’s real.
If folks got off work at the regular time, and did their usual after work errands, they'd be even later out on the road, thus making it more likely they'd be caught in the storm, and in the way of plows.
You and me both fellow Texan. I don’t know how they stand all that cold!
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