Update at 5:00 p.m. - Clinton town hall is open as an emergency shelter. If you are able, please call 860-669-0451 first before you head to the building. There are snacks and water available, plus cots and blankets.
Update at 4:20 p.m.: Connecticut Light & Power says more than 1,100 Clinton customers are without power.
That's 16 percent of the total customers in town. Statewide, 138,000 are without power.
Also, "Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed an order, effective immediately, banning non-emergency vehicles on the Wilbur Cross and Merritt Parkways due to dangerous driving conditions .
“The storm is causing treacherous driving conditions down along the Merritt Parkway particularly, as well as on roadways across the state,” said Governor Malloy. “I am urging residents to stay off the roads and let DOT crews get out there and get the streets clear. On the Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways no one should be on the roads except emergency crews. People should stay inside at this point, we are seeing heavy snow start to impact power as well as driving.”
The Emergency Operations Center, staffed by personnel from the Departments of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Transportation, Military, Public Health, Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as representatives from Connecticut Light & Power, United Illuminating and AT&T, will remain open throughout the duration of the storm. Governor Malloy directed staff at DESPP to reach out to the utilities in advance of the storm to discuss response capabilities in the event of power outages across the state, and the utilities participated in the Governor’s 3 pm conference call today. An update call is scheduled for 5:30.
Governor Malloy’s will hold two press conferences at the EOC this evening to update media on the trajectory and impact of the winter storm in Connecticut. Details are forthcoming."
2:15 p.m.: Clinton First Selectman Willie Fritz just issued a town-wide statement from the Emergency Operations Center on Oct. 29 at 2:15pm.
"We are expecting that the storm will impact the area today and tonight," said Fritz.
Expect 60 mph winds, snow and power outages.
In the event of a town-wide power outage, will be open for those who need electricity for healthcare reasons or require us of the emergency shelter.
You are asked to call the operations center at 860-669-0451 if you need use of the facility. It will not be open automatically - please call first.
For all other residents, Fritz asked that you remain home and off the roads so the crews can safely clear the roads.