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[CT] State employees given early dismissal before storm
WTNH New Haven ^ | January 2nd, 2014 | Staff

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, I’ve 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; nannystate; stateemployees
Dannel P. Malloy, the pajama boy governor, is at it again.
1 posted on 01/02/2014 1:49:51 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Third Person

Mind you, the storm was only hitting VIRGINIA at 2PM. . .


2 posted on 01/02/2014 1:51:47 PM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Third Person

Sensible. Schools in south central PA dismissed around 1 PM.


3 posted on 01/02/2014 1:52:09 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Third Person

I’m so happy that God planted me deep in the heart of Texas!

It’s sunny and about 50 degrees here today......


4 posted on 01/02/2014 1:52:44 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Third Person

No snow yet, Danny. Maybe some flurries starting around 7pm...

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/USCT0094


5 posted on 01/02/2014 1:53:32 PM PST by Third Person (The light pours out of me.)
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To: Third Person

6 posted on 01/02/2014 1:59:29 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

that is too funny! no snow yet where I am in NJ.


7 posted on 01/02/2014 2:01:23 PM PST by midnightcat
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To: lightman

That’s one-in-a-row for Malloy-The-Idiot.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 2:22:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: basil
It’s sunny and about 50 degrees here today......

50??? Brrrrr. 76 here at the top of Southern California.

9 posted on 01/02/2014 2:23:03 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Salgak
Mind you, the storm was only hitting VIRGINIA at 2PM. . .

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.

10 posted on 01/02/2014 2:25:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

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.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 2:30:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: carriage_hill

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 department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice a


12 posted on 01/02/2014 2:45:59 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: SuziQ

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. . .


13 posted on 01/02/2014 2:49:10 PM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak
Whether it has begun falling, or not, it's wise to reduce the numbers of cars on major highways during a storm. No one knew when it would start. We had been told we'd only have an inch or two by this afternoon, but we had 6 or 7" by then. It's worse to delay the commute for people and have them dealing with a driving snowstorm. I can guarantee you they weren't concentrating on work much anyway, worrying about what kind of conditions they'd have on their drives home.

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.

14 posted on 01/02/2014 2:57:12 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

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. . .


15 posted on 01/02/2014 3:22:32 PM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: dorothy

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!


16 posted on 01/02/2014 4:41:02 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Third Person

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.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 5:07:59 PM PST by virgil
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To: Salgak
Yep, I do understand that CT can have different weather at different times from MA. The problem is the weather can move in quite quickly, regardless of the predictions of the Weather Service, and when that happens, having thousands of people out on the roads all at the same time can be a huge problem.

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.

18 posted on 01/03/2014 8:19:31 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: basil

You and me both fellow Texan. I don’t know how they stand all that cold!


19 posted on 01/03/2014 8:23:34 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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