With winter weather threatening to blow in on a crucial weekend before Christmas, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy urged shoppers to hit the stores early then go home and wait out the storm.
“What I urge everyone to do is to get out early tomorrow and do their Christmas shopping,” Malloy said Friday morning. “We don’t want the threat of this storm to in any way effect anyone’s Christmas so we think you should all be out spending money in stores where we get to collect the sales tax.”
The governor’s office issued a press release advising Connecticut residents to avoid travel late Saturday, which is predicted to be the height of the storm. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches for most of the state from tomorrow afternoon until Sunday morning.
“Although this does not appear to be a major storm, it does have the potential to produce a significant amount of snowfall and create hazardous driving conditions,” Malloy said. “I am asking residents to use caution as they head out on Saturday and to limit their travel during the height of the storm beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night.”