UPDATED 8:50 a.m.
If you don’t know what it represents, the red, yellow and (occasionally) green lines on the real-time traffic map drawn from state DOT data could look like the ribbons on a Christmas present.
Too bad you can’t send this one back.
The red ribbon that winds from Stratford to Darien on I-95 southbound represents traffic that is moving at an average speed of between 9 and 33 miles per hour.
You get to the yellow ribbon from there into Stamford before it becomes tinged with orange in Greenwich. The yellow on the route map represents an average speed between 33 and 41 miles per hour.
The Merritt Parkway?
It’s choked too, for about 12 miles, from Exits 49 to 38.
Bronson Road near Mill Hill Terrace in Fairfield is closed while workers clean up a hazardous materials spill.
Route 7 is clear, but Route 8 is slow going south at the Commodore Hull Bridge in Shelton.