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

8 a.m. traffic update

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-95 s/o Tokeneke Rd (CT-136) Traffic closest to camera is traveling North Video Provided by ConnDOT

-95 s/o Tokeneke Rd (CT-136)
Traffic closest to camera is traveling North
Video Provided by ConnDOT

Like a giant rubber band the heavy traffic is stretching further south, toward Stamford now on I-95. Out to the East Avenue, Norwalk exit, expect slowdowns and pockets of heavy traffic.

The DOT likes to call these clumps of vehicles “cohorts,” and apparently you have a lot in common with the fellow motorists around you. You’re all driving on one of the busiest highways in the country, at the peak of rush hour.

You can also expect delays on the Merritt Parkway, which was built in 1938 for cars that — if you floored the gas pedal– could go maybe 60. But it is a beautiful ride on one of the most scenic highways in America.

Keep repeating that to yourself as you wait for the person in the car three ahead of yours to figure out how to make the thing go faster.

Things open up a bit after Weston, where you’ll be going an average of 34 miles per hour. Trust me, it’ll feel like you’re flying.

Route 8 remains clear, there are no major accidents and the trains are on time.

Categories: General
Frank Juliano

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