Good Friday morning Connecticut,
The weekend is almost here, and the weather is wonderful and mostly dry until next Tuesday. It will be sunny Saturday and Sunday with temperatures between the upper 70s and lower 80s and this will continue on Monday and Tuesday. Our next chance for rain is Wednesday.
Sports betting, new Biden order on vaccines
News John Craven of 12 CT shared two updates from Governor Lamont on social media.
The state’s weekly coronavirus death toll has declined from the pace it had set since the first week of August, and federal health officials expect the same to be true until the beginning of October. This week, the State Department of Public Health reported just 22 new deaths. Last week, DPH reported 39 new deaths, up from 25 the week before.
Overnight, DPH reported a coronavirus positivity rate of 2.93% in the state, based on 626 newly confirmed cases and 21,386 tests.
The number of Connecticut residents hospitalized with the coronavirus has declined steadily, albeit slowly, since the last week of August. According to DPH, ten additional beds were released overnight, bringing the number of COVID-19 patients requiring care at state health facilities to 354. (Read the full story and city-by-city updates here).
Red zones, COVID-19 vaccination rate for your city
The number of Connecticut cities in the COVID-19 red zone has fallen by eight from last week, to 83, according to the most recent data released by the State Department of Public Health. (You can see where your city is located on the map by clicking here). There is also city-by-city information on vaccination rates and COVID-19 cases in schools. (Click here for this local information).
It was a tornado
Meteorologist NBC Connecticut Bob maxon was the first to share on social media that a tornado could have hit Coventry, and the National Weather Service has confirmed that has happened. (Tornado has confirmed to have touched down in CT: here are the details)
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We will never forget
Lamont announced that he was leading the flags of the United States and the Connecticut states half-length from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks from 2001 in the United States. . Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the American flag, all other flags – including state, municipal, corporate, or other flags – should also be lowered for that same amount of time, a announced the governor’s office.
Additionally, Lamont announced that the state will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – unofficially known to many residents as the Q Bridge – with red, white and blue lights starting at dusk on the evenings of Friday 10. September and Saturday September 11, in recognition of the anniversary. Beacons capable of casting light nearly six miles into the clear night sky will be lit until the early hours of the morning.
Weekend activities around the CT
Here are the current conditions on CT roads
THOMPSON – Road work on I-395 southbound between exits 53 and 50 (3.4 miles) in effect today until 4:14 pm Right lane is closed. Posted Friday Sep 10 at 7:14 a.m.
STRATFORD – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between exits 30 and 21 (6.9 miles). Reported Friday September 10 at 6:35 am.
WESTPORT – Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 19 and 4 (16.5 miles). Posted Friday Sep 10 at 7:16 am.
FAIRFIELD – Delays. The RT15 southbound is congested between exits 44 and 35 (15.1 miles). Reported Friday September 10 at 6:37 am.
NEW BRITAIN – Road works on RT72 westbound between exits 6 and 2 (1.5 miles) in effect today until 4:16 pm The right lane is closed. Posted Friday Sep 10 at 8:16 am.
SHELTON – Delays. The southbound RT8 is congested between exits 14 and 10 (5.0 miles). Reported Friday September 10 at 7:49 am.
BERLIN – Roadworks on RT9 northbound between exits 22 and 24 (1.7 miles) in effect today until 4:27 p.m. The right lane is closed. Posted Friday Sep 10 at 7:27 a.m.
BERLIN – Roadworks on RT9 southbound between exits 23 and 22 (0.9 mile) in effect today until 4:28 p.m. The right lane is closed. Posted Friday Sep 10 at 7:27 a.m.
MIDDLETOWN – Roadworks on RT9 southbound between exits 10 and 9 (3.8 miles) in effect today until 4:00 p.m. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday September 10 at 8:31 am.