STORMCAST: Live at 8:30 with latest news, storm updates

HAN will bring you the latest live coverage as a blizzard hits the region Tuesday

As a nor’easter slams into the area, get the latest news, updates and more on our live storm cast. Watch our 8:30 update below:

Stay safe and warm inside during Tuesday’s storm and let the HAN broadcast team keep you updated throughout the day. HAN Stormcast will be live Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

With video from around the region, provided by HAN’s news editors and reporters, we’ll bring you the latest on road conditions, closings and storm news. We’ll get the latest on the storm’s impact and track from Jacob Meisel of swctweather.com  and hear from our reporters out in the field. Watch our coverage Tuesday at HAN.Network homepage.

Travel within Connecticut has been banned effective 5 a.m. Tuesday and lasting until further notice, with a blizzard expected to hit before Tuesday morning.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in Connecticut, with dangerous weather conditions expected to last throughout the day Tuesday.

Malloy is also fully activating the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

All nonessential first and second-shift state employees have been ordered to not report to work Tuesday.

“Snowfall is expected to begin shortly before sunrise and will increase quickly, with peak blizzard conditions reached only several hours later. Everyone in Connecticut is urged to plan ahead — wherever you are at sunrise Tuesday morning, expect to remain there throughout the remainder of the storm and into the night,” Malloy said in a press release shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. “With snow coming down at rates in excess of three to four inches per hour at points and winds reaching as much at 60 miles per hour, white out conditions will severely limit visibility. Residents are urged to make safety a priority and to not make any attempt to travel.”

Malloy is encouraging everyone in Connecticut to continually monitor local media outlets throughout the day today and tomorrow as further announcements from the state regarding the storm will be made. The HAN Network will broadcast live at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The latest forecast has snowfall beginning between 3 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, with blizzard conditions expected by 9 a.m. With winds reaching as high as 50 miles per hour inland and 60 miles per hour on the coast, there will be whiteout conditions for as long as six hours during the day.

Snow is expected to taper off between 10 p.m. Tuesday and midnight Wednesday, with final accumulations of 10 to 15 inches along the southeast coast, 16 to 20 inches at the southwest coast, 20 to 28 inches across central and western Connecticut, and 24 to 30 inches in the northwest hills and higher elevations.

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