State offices to close early on Wednesday due to coming snowstorm

State office buildings will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to impact the state. Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has just announced.

“The more we can get cars off the road before this storm’s real impact is felt, the better our chances are for dealing with whatever Mother Nature throws our way,” said Malloy, who made the decision after consulting with emergency management officials and assessing current forecasts.

The state Department of Transportation has canceled all planned road work beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. to ease congestion and accommodate drivers who are modifying their travel plans and traveling to their holiday destinations tonight instead.

Malloy also announced he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning to monitor storm conditions across the state.

“Activating the EOC will allow us to better coordinate a rapid response to any problems that may arise as the storm moves through the state during the busiest travel day of the year,” he said.