A two-car accident on the Merritt Parkway southbound near Exit 44 in Fairfield is complicating the morning commute at the beginning of the notorious “No Exit Zone.”
The shoulder is blocked and the left lane is closed. . No word on injuries, but the DOT warns of delays for nearly 8 miles, back to Exit 50.
I-95 is its usual horror show heading southbound, starting at the Seaview Avenue Exit (29) in Bridgeport and going out to the Sherwood Island Connector at Exit 18.
Things ease a bit there, the DOT estimates you’ll be going about 47 miles per hour, before things slow down again by the Route 7 connector in Norwalk.
Route 8 remains clear through the Valley.
There are delays on I-84 westbound in Waterbury and Hartford due to heavy traffic. I-91 is open and clear between New Haven and Hartford in both directions.
Metro North trains are running on or close to schedule.