HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) — Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut got through Wednesday’s winter storm in better shape than some nearby states. He says both Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating will be sending utility crews to Pennsylvania, to help restore electricity to some 650,000 customers there.

The governor told a 5:00 P.M. briefing that the partial activation of the Emergency Operations Center will be winding down Wednesday evening.

He says State Police responded to some 1,200 calls for assistance in the course of the day.

He asked residents to clear snow from around fire hydrants near their homes, and to help elderly neighbors clear their walks.

In response to a reporter’s question,  Malloy said the state is not running low of salt to apply to the roads,  and is expecting delivery of a full barge shortly —  but he has heard that some cities and towns may be running low,  and it might be possible to make arrangements to lend salt from the state supply.  He says, though he’s not inviting requests,  the state wants to be helpful to municipalities where it can.


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