Accidents slow commuters

Updated 12:18 p.m.


It was tough going for commuters this AM.

The biggest headache was in the Danbury area because of a tractor-trailer fire in Brewster, N.Y.

For several hours, the accident  closed all westbound lanes near the state border, creating a traffic jam more than 5 miles long.

By mid-morning only the right lane was closed. Backups continued to the Route 7 merge with I-84 in Danbury,

Around noon, all lanes were reopened.

The fire happened shortly before 6 a.m. The accident was near the I-684 merge.

Interstate 95

During the morning rush hour, a pickup that fell onto its side across two lanes of the northbound side of the highway, near Exit 34 in Milford.

Officials indicate that the driver suffered minor injuries. A motorist reportedly helped the pickup driver out of the cab before medical technicians got there.

During the early afternoon, traffic was moving along on I-95 with no major problems or accidents.

Merritt Parkway

Nice ride both directions.


Trains are on or close to schedule. Check to see if your train is on time here.


Jim Shay