(WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont has lifted the travel ban on tractor-trailers Tuesday morning. As of 6 a.m., all tractor-trailers will be able to get back on the roads as the winter storm winds down.
The ban was put in place early Monday at 5 a.m., with amendments made throughout the day. Empty and tandem tractor-trailers were ordered to stay off the highways statewide, and all tractor-trailers were banned from traveling on Interstate-84.
Another amended order excluded those providing emergency supplies necessary for response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccines, testing supplies, and medications, as well as those providing critical services or supplies to the public, such as fuel, medical supplies, and food.
The move was made “out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the people of the state.”