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With Hurricane Irene advancing on the state, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has announced suspensions affecting bus and train service.
Urging everyone in Hurricane Irene’s path to get ready, President Barack Obama decided to cut his vacation short Friday and return to the White House for a storm he described as potentially historic.
The state mobilized National Guard troops Friday and the governor urged residents to finish storm preparations as Hurricane Irene threatened to become the first hurricane to make a direct hit on the state in 20 years.
East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices.
Metro North has posted a statement on its website alerting travelers to possible service changes on all its rail lines due to the storm.
The approach of Hurricane Irene has prompted the University of Connecticut to change this weekend’s student move-in schedule.
The New Haven Open tennis tournament, which stopped play earlier in the week because of the earthquake, now is changing plans because of Hurricane Irene.