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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
CT Post/Ted Tompkins

Serious crash closes lanes of I-95 SB in Stratford

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UPDATE 12:29 PM Just as the Memorial Day Weekend exodus begins, another I-95 crash: Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident - BRIDGEPORT Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (3 Vehicle) on I-95 Northbound between Exits 29 and 30. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, May 22 at 12:29 pm. UPDATE 12:26 PM Connecticut Post staffer Ted Tompkins reports from the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Metro-North: Trains back on track after delay

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UPDATE 10:31 AM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth New Haven Line Service is now operating on or close to schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. UPDATE 9:58 AM New Haven Line Inbound service to Grand Central Terminal is currently experiencing delays of 20 to 30 minutes. Outbound service from Grand Central terminal is currently […] [Read More]
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Metro-North delays Wednesday evening

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Update 8:05 PM:  Service on the New Haven Line is now on or close to schedule. Original Post:  New Haven Line customers traveling through New York can expect delays in both directions Wednesday evening due to signal problems. Metro-North is warning passengers of the issue, which is leading to slight 10 to 15 minute delays […] [Read More]
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NTSB rules out signals as factor in Philly Amtrak crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled out problems with Amtrak’s signal systems as a possible cause of the Philadelphia crash earlier this month which killed 8 passengers and injured over 200. “An examination of the signals systems has revealed no anomalies or malfunctions,” the NTSB said in a statement Wednesday about the May 12 accident.. […] [Read More]
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A traffic bottleneck in October 2013 on Interstate 84 in Newtown, Conn., as road crews work on a stretch of the roadway. File photo: Tyler Sizemore

Road work halted for Memorial Day weekend

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All routine construction and maintenance activities in state roads will be suspended during the holiday weekend, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said. Work will be halted between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, said DOT’s Kevin Nursick. Several roads are undergoing milling and resurfacing work because of winter damage while others […] [Read More]
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Metro North trains back on track

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UPDATE 9:59 AM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth New Haven Line Service is now operating on or close to schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. UPDATE 7:46 AM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth New Haven Line Customers traveling through the vicinity of Fairfield are currently experiencing delays of 10-15 mins due to a disabled train UPDATE […] [Read More]
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Full Amtrak service to resume Monday

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Amtrak says full service will resume in the Northeast Corridor on Monday following last week’s derailment in Philadelphia which killed eight passengers and injured over 200. “The safety of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority. Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on infrastructure integrity including complete […] [Read More]
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Truck hits I-95 overpass in Fairfield

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UPDATE 9:04 AM Mill Plain Road has reopened after an inspection of the bridge support. Original Post: FAIRFIELD — A portion of Mill Plain Road is closed after a truck struck one of the I-beam supports of an I-95 overpass, officials said. The bridge is on the northbound side of highway. Expect delays although at […] [Read More]
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