NEW CANAAN - Workers across southwestern Connecticut say they're preparing for the worst as Hurricane Sandy closes in on the Northeast. The New Canaan Highway Department is making sure residents have plenty of sandbags to protect their homes from flooding. Crews say all the excitement is helping them accomplish their goals. Merchants say gas is selling at a much higher rate, in part to fuel generators.CT Hurricane Preparedness ResourcesConnecticut EvacuationsNews 12 Connecticut Weather Center