With winter storm Nemo arriving in the northeastern U.S., Connecticut’s Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued a travel ban that began at 4 p.m. EST. The ban does not include emergency response and recovery vehicles, public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, or vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies.

“As the weather gets worse over the next few hours, we need to keep the roads clear, so that emergency-related personnel and utility crews can reach those that may need our help,” Governor Malloy said. “By traveling in these conditions, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but you are potentially risking the lives of first responders, utility workers and other residents. Please be safe.”

The ban remains in effect until further notice.