Slick roads, low visibility reported; drivers asked to stay off roadways as DOT crews work to clear falling snow

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CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Drivers are encouraged to “stay safe, stay home” as Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) crews will be out clearing snow from roadways.

RELATED: Blizzard conditions possible Monday afternoon; 8-12″ of snow expected for most of CT

DOT said roads are reserved for “essential travel” only.

For those who do need to travel, they’re asked to use caution and give themselves extra time on roadways. Storm Team 8 said high wind gusts are possible and could cause visibility issues later in the day.

WATCH: Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin encourages drivers to stay off the roads and gives update on snow cleanup crews

WATCH: New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, Rick Fontana, Director of Emergency Operations in New Haven, talks snow preps within the city

WATCH: Eric Scoville with the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection gives an update on the state’s response to the snowstorm – 5:30 p

News 8 crews are reporting low visibility and slick roadways in several parts of the state.

“We’re in an SUV with snow tires on it and we’re still fishtailing out here, so it is a very difficult morning,” Baylor said.

WATCH: A live look at the conditions in Hamden as of 10:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at conditions in Wallingford as of 5:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at conditions in Waterbury as of 6:00 pm Roads parked in spite of parking ban making cleanup difficult for DOT cleanup crews

WATCH: A live look at conditions in West Hartford as of 10:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at conditions in New Haven as of 5:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at road conditions in New London as of 5:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at the conditions in Middletown as of 5:00 pm

WATCH: A live look at the conditions in East Haven as of 4:30 pm

A travel ban is also in effect for all tractor-trailers on Interstate 84 and for empty and tandem tractor-trailers on I-91 and I-95.

WATCH: Dept. of Public Works for Hamden, Craig Cesare, talks about snow clean up

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