Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decided to close all state offices at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to give state employees a chance to get home before the snow starts falling.

“After speaking with emergency management officials and assessing the current forecast, I have decided to close state office buildings at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon,” Malloy said. “The more we can get cars off the road before this storm’s real impact is felt, the better our chances are for dealing with whatever Mother Nature throws our way.”

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has canceled all planned road work beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. to ease congestion and accommodate drivers who are modifying their travel plans and traveling to their holiday destinations Tuesday instead.

Snow fall between 6 and 10 inches is being forecast by the National Weather Service.