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

Heavy rains slowing commute

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Southwestern Connecticut is being drenched by heavy rains.

The National Weather Service says up to 2 inches of rain  could fall within an hour. Because of that, a flood advisory had been issued.

There are reports of several streets flooded. In Bridgeport viaducts near the Metro-North line are prone to flooding. In Bridgeport, one woman was stranded in her car with a baby. Firefighters are there and everything is OK.

Trucks, rain and heavy traffic near Exit 15 in Norwalk. Not a good combination.

Trucks, rain and heavy traffic near Exit 15 in Norwalk. Not a good combination.

Interstate 95

Rain slowing traffic to a crawl. That’s on top of the already congested highway that’s jammed from Bridgeport to Darien. DOT says the delay is 16 miles long.

Past Exit 13, speeds pick up into the 40s for a more humane ride to Stamford and Greenwich.

Merritt Parkway

What a mess. Slow moving traffic all the way from the Trumbull mall exit to New Canaan. It’s a maddening crawl in the teens for nearly 17 miles. Ponding problems on the parkway are making things even worse.

Interstate 84

Traffic starting to build around Danbury, but really not a big problem. You want problems then go to Waterbury where eastbound traffic is slowed to a crawl near the mall. Not any better on the westbound lanes in the area either.

 

 

 

 

Categories: General
Jim Shay

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