Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s biggest gaffe may be mentioning that Stamford had a really bad winter the year he was elected mayor. His term as governor is off to a similar start. After a record snowfall last week, Connecticut’s about to get hit with that seasonal staple, the wintry mix.

After consulting with his commissioners, Malloy emailed an advisory tonight, telling folks to take it slow in the morning. So far, this storm is not worthy of a TV briefing.

“It’s winter in Connecticut, so while we are dealing with excess snow from last week’s storm, we have yet another one right on our doorstep,” Malloy said. “Tomorrow’s commute will be a sloppy mess, so I’m urging people to take it slow, drive carefully, and be aware of any icing that may occur. Please alert the authorities if you see any drooping power lines and be aware of any flat surfaces which may be at risk due to snow, ice and rain accumulation. This isn’t an anomaly in our state, but we still need to be aware and take precautions.”

Wonder if WFSB, which loves to name winter storms, has Dannel on their list.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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