NORWALK - President Obama has declared a state of emergency in Connecticut following the severe winter storm.

In a press conference yesterday, Gov. Dannel Malloy asked for federal help after Friday's storm, which saw some parts of the state buried under more than three feet of snow.

The measure frees up federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts as the area struggles to dig out.

Many residents still can't leave their homes by car as road crews struggled to plow away snow drifts.

Malloy says non-essential state workers should remain home Monday to help alleviate overcrowding on the roads.

Metro-North says most branches will have near normal schedules for the morning commute.