With storm approaching, a sluggish end to the week

Traffic is moving very slowly tonight in Fairfield County, as everyone heads home before the approaching snow moves in.

The National Weather Service has now upgraded its forecast of the snow to a winter storm warning that covers all of Fairfield County and almost the entire state. Flakes will start falling tomorrow morning, but the real accumulation starts tomorrow after dark.

In the meantime, people are heading home from work and trying to travel and celebrate tonight so they can be off the roads tomorrow. We’ve got speeds under 20 mph on both Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway from the New York state line all the way through Bridgeport.

We’ve got an accident on the Merritt Parkway at Exit 34 in north Stamford that’s slowing northbound traffic way down. And there’s another crash on Interstate 95 southbound around Milford that’s causing some slowing.

Routes 7 and 8 are apparently moving smoothly. The Milford Parkway is moving more slowly than normal.

Metro-North is reporting 10-minute delays on the New Haven Line coming out of Grand Central. They say the delays are caused by signal problems.

One note for weekend train travelers: all alcohol will be banned from the trains and stations from noon Saturday until noon Sunday.


Wes Duplantier