Malloy: Highways will be closed during Sandy

During his morning briefing with the media Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he will order highways shut down across the state when winds reach 45 mph as Hurricane Sandy enters the state.

UPDATE: At 11 a.m. trucks will be prohibited on limited-access highways.

At 1 p.m., state highways will be closed.

Essentially, Malloy said, the state doesn’t have enough resources to close all on-ramps and keep all cars off the roads, but those who do go on the highways will be doing so at their own risk.

Malloy said trucks will be stopped if they try and enter highways.

Nearby states, like New Jersey and New York, are also planning a truck ban and Malloy has said the states will work together to make sure one state doesn’t have to find a place for all the trucks and truckers during the storm.

Tom Cleary