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Governor Lifts Traffic Ban, Some Avon Businesses Reopen

Is your business or restaurant open now in Avon? Tell us in the comments and include how late you'll be open.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Saturday that the traffic ban would expire at 4 p.m., however he is still encouraging Connecticut residents to stay off the roads.

That includes "all roads, including limited access highways," according to a press release.

"While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4PM, I still want to urge residents to stay off the roads if at all possible," Malloy said in the release. "Crews are out clearing roadways as we speak, but the fact is we are going to feel the impact of this storm for some time. The longer we can keep traffic out of town centers and off of our highways, the more effective our recovery effort will be."

Some Avon businesses are open as of 4:45 p.m. As of late afternoon, Avon Master Pizza announced that it has reopened after the storm. Customers can reach the pizza restaurant at 860-674-9398.

The Avon Big Y has also been since 11 a.m. Saturday and will reopen Sunday at 7 a.m.

Is your Avon business or restaurant open? Tell us the details and your updated hours for the weekend in the comments!

Tiffany Blanchette February 09, 2013 at 10:42 PM
I realize businesses are losing money because of this storm but i do hope they stay closed until the roads are in better shape. Not only for the sake of their employees but also for the customers who may be tempted to head out.
Paula February 09, 2013 at 10:56 PM
I have to agree with Tiffany. We had plenty of time to prepare and the best we can do to be responsible citizens is stay HOME unless we have an essential role to play. Part of keeping the process smooth is to stay off the roads to prevent unecessary accidents.
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) February 10, 2013 at 05:11 AM
I know the owner of Avon Master Pizza lives within walking distance of his business. Big Y was open from 11 a.m. on Saturday. Most businesses were closed when I passed down Route 44 after the traffic ban. Some business owners in Collinsville were shoveling the stairs and decks at their storefronts to get ready to reopen.
Matt Cormier February 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM
The Meat House is open early Sunday for those who have been cooped up and are in need of new supplies...Matt
Philip Co February 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM
I just had brunch at Max a Mia. There were plenty of open tables and parking spaces on the street side of the lot.
Philip Co February 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Oh, and the Stop & Shop in Simsbury is also open.

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