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

Pedestrian killed on Route 25 in Newtown

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Route 25 was closed in both directions as of 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, near the scene of an accident in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and died of his injuries, according to police. The accident happened near the Sand Hill Plaza shopping center. The victim was an 18-year old man whose name has […] [Read More]
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DOT: Crash closes Merritt in Milford

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The Merritt Parkway is closed on the northbound side between Exits 55B and 56 because of a two-vehicle accident. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. Monday. The Department of Transportation estimates it could take up to two hours to clear the accident. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured. [Read More]
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DOT: 3-vehicle crash on Merritt North in Fairfield

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A 3-vehicle crash on the Merritt Parkway northbound between exits 44 and 46 closed the right lane of the roadway for a little more than a half hour Monday. The crash happened around 2:35 p.m., and it is was cleared around 3:05 p.m. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the crash. [Read More]
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I-84 Eastbound closed in Middlebury after fatal crash

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The state DOT says I-84 Eastbound remains closed between Exits 16 and 17 because of a fatal accident that involved a tractor-trailer and several cars. The highway is congested between exits 11 and 17, about a 14-mile stretch of the highway. State officials say they hope to open at least one lane by 9:30 or […] [Read More]
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Only minor injuries in earlier I-84 accident

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State police reported “only minor injuries” in connection with an earlier four vehicle accident on Interstate 84. [Read More]
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I-84 westbound accident clear at exit 10

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State Police at Troop A in Southbury confirmed at 10 a.m. that an earlier accident on Interstate 84 westbound before Exit 10  involving four vehicles, including a truck, has been cleared and the highway has reopened. Staff has reported tie-ups at Exit 14. [Read More]
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Police on scene of I-84 westbound accident

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State police are on the scene of a four-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 84 westbound before Exit 10, a dispatcher at Troop A has confirmed. Further information is not available. Staff reports traffic at a standstill. [Read More]
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Metro North service back to (almost) normal

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Metro North Railroad officials say that service on the New Haven Line into and out of Grand Central Terminal will operate today at close to its regular schedule. Branch line service is still suspended. [Read More]
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Gas leak, brush fire slow traffic on I-95

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. A compromised steel gas main under the High Street bridge over Interstate 95 northbound in Milford has touched off a small brush fire that is sending smoke over the highway, fire officials say. The Milford Fire Department is on the scene and a representative of the Southern Connecticut Gas Co. is enroute. The state […] [Read More]
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