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

Car rolls over on Merritt Parkway

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Northbound traffic on the Merritt Parkway was snarled for about an hour Thursday morning after a one-car accident near exit 53 in Stratford, state police said. State police and emergency medical personnel responded to the crash at about 9:20 a.m., and state police later closed the right lane while they worked to treat the driver. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Greenwich crash snarling Merritt traffic

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The left lane is closed on the southbound Merritt Parkway near the Stamford/Greenwich line because of a two-car accident, the state Department of Transportation said. Emergency dispatches indicated there were injuries, but it wasn’t immediately clear how serious the injuries were. The DOT reported the lane closure at 8:49 a.m. No other information about the […] [Read More]
Categories: Merritt Parkway

Chase leads to I-95 motorcycle crash

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Traffic was at a standstill from Norwalk back into Fairfield for more than an hour Thursday morning after after a motorcyclist trying to evade state troopers crashed on Interstate 95 southbound in Norwalk. The crash happened at about 8 a.m. and led to the closure of the right and center lanes between exits 16 and […] [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

Crash brings I-95 traffic to a standstill

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UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: The accident has been cleared. Four cars were involved in the crash but no one was injured. POST STARTED: Traffic is at a standstill for several miles back into Fairfield after a three-car accident on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport. The state Department of Transportation said the right lane is closed on I-95 […] [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

Rise in number of crashes and drunk-driving citations during the Memorial Day weekend

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State police announced today that the number of crashes and drunk-driving citations during the three-day Memorial Day weekend rose from last year. Meanwhile, traffic-related fatalities declined, from four to one. For more on the state police report, click here. [Read More]
Categories: General

Two-car crash snarls I-95 traffic

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. A two-car crash on Interstate 95 southbound between exits 43 and 42 in West Haven closed the left lane and backed up traffic for about 35 minutes. State Police reported that two people were evaluated but that there appeared to be no injuries. The state Department of Transportation reported the lane closure at 11:51 […] [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

Tractor trailer rolls over in Southbury

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(Contributed photo) One lane is closed in each direction on Route 67 in Southbury because of an overturned tractor trailer near the Interstate 84 entrance ramp. The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was injured or how long it would take […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 84

Bridgeport area traffic 5th worst in country

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A traffic report card issued this week showed that the Bridgeport region has the fifth worst traffic in the country. According to the report — put out by INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and intelligent driver service — drivers in the Bridgeport metro (defined as stretching from Milford to Stamford) wasted 42 […] [Read More]

Crews respond to Merritt crash

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State police and Fairfield and Trumbull firefighters responded Friday morning to a report of an accident on the southbound Merritt Parkway between exits 48 and 47 in Trumbull. A Fairfield fire dispatcher said the two-car accident, which was called in at about 8:30 a.m., was cleared fairly quickly and that no one was seriously injured. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Merritt Parkway

Truck hits railroad bridge in Stamford

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Motorists getting on and off Interstate 95 at Canal Street Friday morning have been delayed by a tractor trailer that clipped the railroad trestle in the area and spilled debris all over the road. One southbound lane was closed after the accident, which took place at about 8 a.m. Stamford and MTA police were on […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 95