Gov. Malloy Thanks Snowplowers, State Police, Others in Blizzard of 2013

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 Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are thanking the state employees who helped in the Blizzard of 2013 – from the snowplowers to the state police who bailed motorists out following accidents.

The memo, obtained Wednesday by Capitol Watch, is as follows:

\”Dear colleagues:

\”Over the last two years, we’ve had more than our fair share of bad weather.  Between three record breaking snowstorms, Tropical Storm Irene and Super Storm Sandy, Connecticut has dealt with everything Mother Nature has thrown its way.

\”It’s a recurring theme – once we think we’ve seen the worst of it, the next storm comes along and puts us to the test.

\”But there’s another recurring theme – each time we’ve been tested, our hardworking state employees have stepped up to do the tough, necessary work to make Connecticut safe once again.

\”We are deeply grateful to you for everything you have done in response to the recent blizzard.  From the Department of Transportation crews who worked tirelessly to clear our main roads and highways, to the National Guardsmen who helped evacuate seniors and get them to a shelter, to the State Police who responded to thousands of requests for service, thank you.  And to the countless others who pitched in to help in many other ways, know that we are grateful to you, too.

\”We know that next time – and yes, there will certainly be a next time – you will perform with the same admirable dedication to our residents that you have shown during each and every weather-related emergency.

\”Thank you again for your service to the people of Connecticut.\’\’

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One thought on “Gov. Malloy Thanks Snowplowers, State Police, Others in Blizzard of 2013

  1. Ralph

    Not to make it sound ungreatful but those are the jobs that the employees signed up for. More than likely, many of them put in long hours away from thier families; however, they were compensated well with overtime. Hopefully, the Department of Transportation won’t have to expend their remaining budgets in May and June by cutting grass on the weekends, like they normally do during a slow winter. Hopefully the State Police have been smart and are purchasing the All Wheel Drive versions for the new Ford Patrol vehicles. For the AWD’s small addition to State Police’s monthly payments to DAS for the vehicles, it will pay huge dividens during such emergencies for years to come.

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