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Connecticut governor orders truck ban as nor’easter hits

March 7, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order banning tractor-trailers and tandem trailers on Connecticut highways to help neighboring New York manage its traffic as highway conditions worsen because of the nor’easter.

The Democrat’s order Wednesday evening comes hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned tractor-trailers, tandem trailers, buses, box trucks and other high-profile vehicles on various highways, including Interstates 84 and 95, which both lead into Connecticut.

Malloy says New York officials had notified Connecticut they were “experiencing difficulties” with trucks stopped at the state border. He says Connecticut is now spreading the word to truckers that they “should basically stop wherever they are,” preferably at rest areas east of the New York border.

Connecticut is expected to receive anywhere from 4 to 16 inches of snow.

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