Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday morning that he would partially activate the state's Emergency Operations Center at noon to prepare for a winter storm.
The storm — a mix of snow, sleet, ice and rain — is expected to impact the evening commute. Several inches of snow many accumulate in central and northern part of the state. The National Weather Service predicts that 1-3 inches will fall by tomorrow morning before the precipitation changes over to rain.
"After assessing the situation with emergency management officials and key agency commissioners this morning, we will partially activate the EOC at noon today to allow us to monitor conditions across the state," Malloy said. "Although this will not be a major storm, the timing of the storm is of concern — it will very likely cause delays as people are heading home this evening. We’ve not seen a lot of snow accumulation this winter, so we want to remind people to take it easy on the roads and drive cautiously.”
Many school systems have scheduled early dismissals and canceled evening activities.