Backups clog the ride home to your weekend

First the good news: A major crash on Interstate 95 in Stratford that happened earlier today is cleared and the road is re-opened. State police confirm there were no deaths in the five-vehicle accident.

Now the bad news: Northbound delays everywhere, especially on Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway.

We’ve just heard a report of a crash on the Merritt Parkway between Exits 44 and 46 in Fairfield. It sounds like one person is injured and emergency crews are headed to the scene now. There’s also a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane between Exits 33 and 36 in the Stamford-New Canaan area. Speeds on the Merritt Parkway northbound are under 20 mph from Stamford to the Route 7 interchange in Norwalk.

Unfortunately, Interstate 95 northbound isn’t looking much better. Speeds are in the low teens from just after the New York state line into Bridgeport, with a brief (a somewhat curious) respite around the Route 7 interchange, where speeds pick up dramatically.

Metro-North isn’t reporting any serious delays at the moment, but if you’re planning to take the Waterbury Branch next week, read this first. The line will have bus service during some track maintenance.


Wes Duplantier