Right now it is a fairly smooth ride for a Monday morning, but it could have been a lot worse.
A car fire shortly after 5 a.m. was blocking the ramp from Route 8/25 to I-95 in Bridgeport, one of the busiest “choke points” in the region. The scene was cleared about a half-hour later. Whew!
The DOT reports heavy volume on I-95 southbound in Fairfield already between Exits 26 and 21, a distance of about 3.5 miles.
Route 8 through the Naugatuck Valley is clear, and I-91 from Wallingford into New Haven is flowing smoothly.
There Merritt Parkway is also clear at this hour.
Metro North Railroad reports that trains are running at or close to schedule.