Governor Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Friday, Jan. 3, directing all nonessential state employees to report to work at 9:30 a.m.

The delayed opening will allow extra time for transportation crews to clear the roads from tonight’s anticipated snowfall, officials said.

For further updates, state employees should continue monitoring local media as well as the website of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, /ct.gov/despp/site/default.asp, where they can locate an “Early Release/Late Openings/Closures” button.