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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Route 8 Southbound closed in Beacon Falls

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Beacon Falls – Route 8 Southbound is closed between exits 24 and 22 because of a multi-vehicle accident, according to the Department of Transportation. The accident was first reported just after 5:30 p.m. Traffic is backing up in both directions as a result. [Read More]
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Shelton road reopened after gas leak

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UPDATE: 11:59 AM Roads have reopened. EARLIER POST Route 714 (Bridgeport Avenue) is closed in both directions between Trap Falls and Armstrong roads and Huntington Road because of a gas leak. Because of this the Exit 11 off ramp on Route 8 south is also closed. Due to the closures, motorists are advised to seek […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic in SW CT today?

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UPDATE: 6:16 AM The left lane on the northbound Merritt Parkway remains closed because of that earlier crash on the parkway in Stratford. Starting to see some southbound slowdowns in Bridgeport on I-95 and in Trumbull on the Merritt. UPDATE: 5:43 AM It’s early and we already have an accident It’s located northbound  on the […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 10:52 AM News 12 is reporting that Police Chief Gary McNamara was involved in crash on Reef Road in Fairfield. We’ll update when more information becomes available. UPDATE 9:55 AM The scene of the three-car crash at Reef Road and Post Road in Fairfield has been cleared. Two people have been transported to the […] [Read More]
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Mechanical issues plague Danbury Branch trains

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Trouble awaits commuters heading home Monday night on the Danbury Branch. Metro-North is reporting hourlong delays on the Danbury Branch northbound because of mechanical issues. On the southbound side, Metro-North has switched to bus service for the 5:18 out of Danbury because of a train that had mechanical issues earlier. Bus service is running 40 […] [Read More]
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Slime causing Metro-North delays

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New Haven Line Service is delayed 5 to 10 minutes due to slip slide conditions. “The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin,” Metro-North says.  This “slime” […] [Read More]
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Metro-North: Resist giving into ‘evil’ on trains

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In the latest edition of its Mileposts  newsletter, Metro-North is urging rail passengers to “resist giving into evil” on the trains. Taking a Halloween theme, the newsletter encourages passengers to be courteous to one another. “Flying through the air on a broom… dancing naked around a bonfire…texting while walking… All of these things are considered […] [Read More]
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No, that;s not a UFO on northbound I-95 in Norwalk, but headlights from traffic. So far, it's a good ride on the roads this early AM. LIVE CAM.

What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads today?

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UPDATE 1:30 PM Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident - DERBY Description: RT8 Northbound CLOSED between Exits 15 and 16 because of Motor Vehicle Accident (Multi Vehicle). Reported Tuesday, October 21 at 1:11 pm. Estimated Duration: 2 hours or less UPDATE 9:40 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-102014010) Road Work – WESTPORT S15N at Exit 41 (RTE 33) at 10/20/2014 9:35:14 […] [Read More]
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