Malloy: Nonessential State Employee? Stay Home.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking all nonessential state employees to stay home Monday.

As the cleanup effort continues in Stratford and other parts of the state, Governor Malloy is asking all nonesseential state employees to not report to work on Monday.

Evening and midnight shift employees, however, should report to work as normal on Monday, a statement from the governor's office advised.

"Getting streets clear and making them safer for everyone is a priority, so I am asking nonessential state employees to stay home tomorrow," Malloy said in a statement.

"I understand that everyone wants to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Crews are working around the clock to accomplish that goal. But the last thing we need at this point is a typical morning rush hour commute. Traffic build-up will only delay the effort to clear our roads."

Amanda M February 11, 2013 at 04:33 AM
I appreciate all of the DOT and other workers clearing streets and schools. I think with the tools we currently have they are doing a great job. My question is why are MA and RI main streets cleared so much quicker than ours? Do they have a better plan or better equipment? Can our DOT meet with them and learn? I feel that try as our DOT and linemen might we end up behind the eight ball. My in laws returned today from MA and we're astonished at the differences in the quality of clean up once they got to CT. Again, I am NOT criticizing our DOT's work. Just wondering how we as a state can help them help us. And to answer the question, school is canceled for me, but much husband has to report.
Mark Calzone February 11, 2013 at 04:11 PM
It has nothing to do with equipment - the other states you mention did not get nearly as much snow as us - CT was hit the hardest hence why the President declared a Diaster in CT - its just going to take time and honestly they really couldnt start cleanup until Sat AM


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