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

Accident on Merritt Parkway in Westport

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Expect delays in the area of exits 41-40 in Westport on the Merritt Parkway northbound because of a three-car accident. State police, and the Westport FD are on the scene. [Read More]
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Rollover on I-95 in Port Chester

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Southbound traffic heading from Fairfield County toward New York City may be impacted by a rollover accident on Interstate 95 in Port Chester. Emergency medical personnel are on the scene near exit 22, and the response is tying up traffic back toward the state line. [Read More]
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Truck gets stuck under overpass in Milford

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A tractor-trailer was stuck under a bridge this morning in Milford on Old Gate Lane. The roof of the trailer was heavily damaged by the impact with the bridge. Here is a photo submitted to WTNH’s ReportIt by Lucerne: [Read More]
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Car crash on I-91 near Cromwell

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Traffic is backed up on Interstate 91 near exit 23 near Cromwell due to a car accident. Three lanes are merging into one. One visibly damaged SUV is in the shoulder of the highway. A fire truck and police vehicles are currently on scene. [Read More]
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Get there by bike: Is the region “bike friendly”?

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This Sunday, the Connecticut Post will be taking a more detailed look at the “bike-friendliness” of Bridgeport and the surrounding towns. To get a taste of the situation, I rode about 18 miles this morning on my bike. Beginning at our newsroom in downtown Bridgeport, I rode about 5.5 miles north to the Westfield Trumbull […] [Read More]
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Accident closes right lane of I-95 NB in Greenwich

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The right lane of I-95 northbound in Greenwich between exits 2 and 3 is closed because of a one-car accident. The lane was shut down around 8:18 a.m., the DOT reports. Here is a photo of the congestion from a DOT traffic camera. [Read More]
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Let the government help you get there

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We got a lot of feedback after our “Get There” project, in which reporters gave up their cars for a day and commuted to work and all of their assignments through mass transit. Samantha Stenbeck, the outreach coordinator for CT Rides, got in touch with me to let me know her office is planning a […] [Read More]
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Walking the bike path to work

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BRIDGEPORT — “Oh, they just put it there?” said Darren Thompson, 19, climbing off his purple mountain bike Friday morning on Railroad Avenue, amid a scattering of pebbles and broken glass. Beneath the elevated Metro-North train tracks and tall abandoned buildings, my guiding white line — and Thompson’s, I assumed — stretched into the distance, […] [Read More]
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Get there by bike: Some final thoughts

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Lance Armstrong says “It’s not about the bike.” Easy for him to say. Lance has a team of a half-dozen expert bike mechanics who fuss over the tension of his every spoke. For the rest of us down here on the Planet Earth, the right bicycle can mean the difference between a commute that’s either […] [Read More]
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The not so perilous night time ride through Trumbull

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This project made me realize how many people have my back. The most dangerous part of my Get There adventure was the 2.2 mile stretch from Trumbull Town Hall to the Trumbull Westfield mall after my meeting was over. I needed to get back to the mall to catch a bus ride home. I’d have […] [Read More]
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