Fog, ice, crashes make for a challenging commute

UPDATED 8:35 a.m.

There were crashes earlier this morning on I-95 south in Greenwich and Southport that impacted traffic jsut as the morning rush was getting under way.

Both were at least partly due to fog and icy patches.

I-95 is clogged southbound from Exit 18, the Sherwood Island Connector in Westport, all the way to Exit 5, Riverside Avenue in Greenwich. The state DOT, using data from its traffic cams, estimates that your average speed will be between 16 and 23 miles per hour in that 17-mile stretch.

There were other crashes — one involving a tractor-trailer that rolled down an embankment on I-91 in Meriden — on nearly all of the state’s major highways.

The Merritt Parkway southbound is backed up for more than 15 miles, from the Park Avenue exit in Bridgeport and Exit 37 in New Canaan.




Route 8 southbound through the Valley is also slow from Bank Street in Seymour to the Commodore Hull Bridge.

Metro North Railroad is not reporting any delays.

Bradley International Airport reports that all flights are on time, but de-icing of planes could add to time on the tarmac.

Watch for fog in the valleys and low-lying areas this morning and for icy patches on untreated roads and on bridges. Leave early and take your time.

Some school districts, including Milford, have delayed opening this morning.



Frank Juliano