Ban lifted by state on local driving;

New Milford still urges no travel

The storm-related ban on motorists has been lifted for local roads and local travel in Fairfield and Litchfield counties.

The ban remains in place for the rest of the state until further notice, including I-95, the Merritt Parkway and I-84.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the travel ban adjustment Tuesday morning,

"We are working to get residents back on the road as soon as possible," Gov. Malloy said. "Because of lighter-than-expected snowfall in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, but sustained, heavy snowfall in eastern Connecticut, we're adjusting the ban as conditions warrant."

"Residents in Fairfield and Litchfield counties may travel locally, if necessary," he said, "but those in the rest of the state -- especially in eastern Connecticut -- are encouraged to remain in their homes."

However, as snow continues to fall in the area, New Milford Public Works director Mike Zarba still urges motorists to stay off the roads in the Greater New Milford area until town and state road crews have the chance to clear them of snow.