- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he ruled out another highway travel ban in the most recent winter storm because the weather was not “extraordinary” as it was last week.

In the previous storm, he ordered motorists off Connecticut’s highways to give snow plows free rein.

The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/1uTsSY7 ) that the governor told reporters Monday that snow accumulation last week was intense at times, leading to as much as 30 inches in parts of the state.

He says circumstances were different during Monday’s storm. The National Weather Service says snow totals ranged from 7.5 inches along the shoreline to 14.3 inches in Weston.

Malloy said credibility becomes an issue when travel bans are imposed too frequently. He said if state officials say circumstances are extraordinary, “they are, in fact, extraordinary.”

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