18 miles of delays on southbound I-95

Updated:8:50 a.m.

The peak of the rush hour is bringing heavy congestion on southwestern Connecticut’s major highways.

Interstate 95

I-95 at Stuart Avenue in Norwalk, 7:55 a.m.

I-95 at Stuart Avenue in Norwalk, 7:55 a.m.

The state Department of Transportation is reporting more than 18 miles of southbound congestion from Exit 27 in Bridgeport down to Exit 13 in Norwalk.

From the Sherwood Island Connector at Exit 18 out to Noroton Avenue, you won’t get anywhere fast on I-95 south right now. You will move at an average speed of 16 miles per hour, according to the state DOT.

In the New Haven area, the usual northbound delays at Long Wharf and he

Merritt Parkway

There are two pockets of slow-moving traffic:- from White Plains Road in Trumbull out to Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield and from Exit 41 in Westport down to North Stamford.

Route 8

Speeds are reduced to the mid-30s mph for southbound drivers starting in Seymour. Traffic speeds up past the Commodore Issac Hull Bridge in Derby/Shelton.

Interstate 84

There are delays on I-84 east of Waterbury, in Cheshire and East Hartford.

Jim Shay