Residents across New England are bracing themselves for the first winter storm of the new year.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging residents to stay off the roads. Malloy says he also is asking motorists to give themselves extra time during the Thursday and Friday commutes.
The state is expecting up to a foot of snow in some spots, beginning late Thursday night.
The mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., has already declared a state of emergency imposing special parking regulations so crews can plow.