UPDATE: CT Governor declares State of Emergency
February 8, 2013
WPRO Newsroom and the Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared a state of emergency and deployed National Guard troops around the state to help with any rescues and other emergencies during a potentially historic winter storm.
Malloy also warned motorists early Friday afternoon that state highways could be subject to closure at any time and urged residents to stay home and off the roads.
The governor says Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating are now projecting that 30 percent of utility customers in the state could lose power during the storm. The utilities have all of their crews on standby and have called in out-of-state workers.