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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Still a good ride on the roads

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UPDATE: 8:45 AM Accident on the Wilbur Cross has been cleared. Still a decent ride on major roads in southwest Connecticut. Slowest southbound speeds are in the low 40s MPH; not bad for this time of day. UPDATE An accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford has closed the right lane between Exits 54 […] [Read More]
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Waterbury Branch delays

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Delays Wednesday night on the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven line will have customers catching buses along their way. The delays are being attributed to mechanical issues. Riders on the 7:17 p.m. train from Naugatuck to Bridgeport and those on the Bridgeport to Waterbury 8:32 p.m. train will need to use substitute bus service […] [Read More]
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Overnight road work roundup for July 30

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation announces the following closures: FAIRFIELD: Road Work on I-95 Northbound between Exits 19 and 24 (3.7 miles) in effect today until Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 am. The left and center lanes are closed. MILFORD: Road Work on I-95 Northbound between Exits 32 and 34 (2.6 miles) in effect today until Thursday, […] [Read More]
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Danbury Branch Delays

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Update as of 4:50: Service is back to normal on the Danbury Branch. UPDATE: Danbury Branch is now operating on or close to schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. — Metro-North Railroad (@MetroNorth) July 30, 2014   The Danbury Branch on the New Haven Line is currently experiencing delays of up […] [Read More]
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Traffic now heavy on the Merritt

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UPDATE: 8:10 AM Merritt Parkway The heaviest traffic of the morning is southbound from Trumbull to Exit 44 in Fairfield. Speeds are in the teens and low 20s. Interstate 95 Still a good southbound ride with some slow spots between Westport and Darien. UPDATE: 7:30 AM Looks like many people decided to take a vacation […] [Read More]
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Overnight road work roundup for July 29

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation announces the following closures: BRIDGEPORT: Road Work on RT8 Southbound between Exits 3 and 1 (1.2 miles) in effect today until Wednesday, July 30 at 6:00 am. The left lane is closed. SEYMOUR: Road Work on RT8 Southbound between Exits 22 and 20 (2.2 miles) in effect today until Wednesday, July 30 […] [Read More]
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I-95 NB Exit 37 off ramp reopened after threat

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CURRENT NEWS: The exit ramp is open. Updated Post: Milford – A bomb threat called in to a  7-Eleven located on Boston Post Road shut one of the I-95 off ramps’s in the area as state and local police were called into the area to verify the threat. The incident was reported just before 3 p.m. […] [Read More]
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This is what happens when there's a "train fire" at Fairfield Metro. Photo by Erin Sullivan via Twitter.

Fire triggers evacuation of Metro-North train

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A New York City-bound Metro-North train was evacuated early Tuesday morning after a report of a fire on the train. The passengers were safely evacuated from the train near the Fairfield Metro station after a small fire was reported in the mechanism that connects the train to overhead electrical wires. Railroad spokesman Salvatore Arena said […] [Read More]
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