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Inmates to help clear snow from fire hydrants

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The Conn. Department of Correction sent out a press release today about a unique way to use inmates time: Inmate work crews from the Connecticut Department of Correction are working with municipal fire departments to clear snow from fire hydrants. Currently offenders from the Enfield and Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution are working in the Enfield area, […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics

11 people escape from Fairfield basement blaze

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FAIRFIELD – A basement fire that sparked a little after 8 p.m. on Thursday forced 11 people out of a four-family home on Forest Avenue, according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson. There were no injuries in the blaze, but it caused around $1,000 in damage, Bisson said. The fire was caused by discarded materials […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, News

A morning guide to the storm

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Snow is beginning to taper off across Southwestern Connecticut, but could continue lightly until around 7 a.m. High winds will remain throughout the morning, and that could lead to snow drifting and make the cleanup even more difficult, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Right now, roads across the state are paralyzed as tractor-trailers […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Lane closures on I-95 NB in Bridgeport after tractor trailer accident

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The right and center lanes of Interstate-95 northbound are closed between exits 26-27 because of a jackknifed tractor trailer that are blocking traffic. Emergency personnel are at the scene. Traffic is moving easily around the accident in the left lane, but delays should be expected. Delays extend back to exit 21 in Fairfield. Here is a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Multiple traffic incidents on I-95, Major Roadways

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The DOT is reporting multiple traffic incidents across the state. Portions of I-95 north and south are closed, including between exits 18-21 northbound. The DOT is reporting problems with drivers attempting to get on the highway and getting stuck on ramps. Here are photos from the DOT traffic cams: Mill Hill exit 19, I-95 Southbound [Read More]
Categories: Traffic

Disabled tractor trailer in Westport on I-95 SB

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A disabled tractor trailer is causing delays on I-95 Southbound back to exit 22. The tractor trailer is broken down in the center lane of the highway, which is closed, in between exits 19 and 18. Traffic is congested beyond the accident to exit 11, as an earlier tractor trailer accident created backup starting early […] [Read More]
Categories: Traffic

Accident on Rt. 8 at the I-95 interchange

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Update, 6:57 a.m.: The accident that occurred around 6:30 a.m. on Route 8 at the I-95 South interchange appears to be clearing up. Emergency personnel are still on scene, but traffic is moving smoothly around the right shoulder, where the accident took place. Photo from the DOT traffic camera: Expect a delay if you are […] [Read More]
Categories: Traffic

Multi-vehicle accident on I-95 South delaying traffic in Bridgeport, Fairfield

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An accident that occurred just before 7 a.m. is causing major delays on I-95 Southbound, starting in Bridgeport and growing heavy from exits 27A to exit 23. [Read More]

Stratford Christmas tree collection to begin Jan. 10

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If you live in Stratford, hold onto your Christmas tree just a little bit longer. The town’s public works department will begin collecting discarded Christmas trees on Monday, Jan. 10. [Read More]
Categories: Stratford

Rell continues to encourage residents to stay inside

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Gov. M. Jodi Rell is encouraging state residents to stay inside and off the roads as the Dept. of Transportation and emergency management crews clean up after the blizzard that passed through the state overnight. [Read More]
Categories: General, News, Politics