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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Congestion building on roads

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UPDATE: 8:31 AM

Traffic is crawling out there.

Interstate 95

A slow crawl in the teens from Stratford to Darien. No breaks, just brakes.

Merritt Parkway

Slow going at least 20 miles from Trumbull to Stamford.

UPDATE: 8:04 AM

 

Traffic is moving southbound on I-95 at Exit 18 in Westport. LIVE CAM.

Traffic is moving southbound on I-95 at Exit 18 in Westport. LIVE CAM.

Not too many surprises on the roads this AM.

We have the usual slow commute with traffic congestion now peaking.

Interstate 95

About 17 miles of southbound slowdowns from Stratford to Darien. No accidents, just lots of traffic.

Merritt Parkway

From Trumbull to Stamford we have about 20 miles of slow-moving traffic with speeds in the teens to upper 20s MPH.

Interstate 84

Now have westbound slowdowns from Southbury to Newtown.

Route 7

In Danbury we have some southbound delays just before the I-84 intersection.

Route 8

In the Valley we have a southbound slowdown starting in Ansonia and dragging on past the Commodore Issac Hull Bridge.

UPDATE: 7:44 AM

Heavy southbound traffic on I-95 at Exit 17 in Westport. LIVE CAM.

Heavy southbound traffic on I-95 at Exit 17 in Westport. LIVE CAM.

Heavy traffic and heavy delays.

Interstate 95

In the worst shape all morning now.

Delays stretch from Bridgeport to Norwalk. The only southbound break is between Exit 21 in Fairfield and Exit 18 in Westport.

Merritt Parkway

Slowest southbound areas are between Trumbull and Fairfield and from Exit 41 in Westport to New Canaan.

UPDATE: 7:26 AM

Southbound I-95 near Exit 15 in Norwalk is always a trouble spot. LIVE CAM.

Southbound I-95 near Exit 15 in Norwalk is always a trouble spot. LIVE CAM.

Looks like the usual AM commute in southwestern Connecticut. The usual trouble spots for bottlenecks.

Interstate 95

Southbound is jammed with speeds in the teens from Exit 31 in Stratford down toExit 21 in Fairfield.

Speeds increase into the upper 20s after that, but slow down again in Norwalk.

Over in New Haven, 95 starting to get jammed in both directions.

Merritt Parkway

No surprises here; southbound slowdowns from Route 25 in Trumbull down to Westport.

All other roads are in good shape.

UPDATE: 7:12 AM

Lots of company heading south on I-95 near Exit 22 in Fairfield. LIVE CAM.

Lots of company heading south on I-95 near Exit 22 in Fairfield. LIVE CAM.

Lots of southbound traffic on I-95.

Heaviest traffic is between Bridgeport and Fairfield.

Merritt Parkway

Slowest traffic is southbound in Trumbull, but there are delays now to Exit 41 in Westport.

Route 7

Southbound traffic is slow just before the I-95 merge in Norwalk.

Interstate 84

Still a good ride, both directions, between Danbury and Waterbury.

 

UPDATE: 6:46 AM

Southbound traffic slows on the Route 8/25 connector just before the I-95 merge. LIVE CAM.

Southbound traffic slows on the Route 8/25 connector just before the I-95 merge. LIVE CAM.

More traffic and more delays as we head to the peak rush hour.

Interstate 95

Southbound delays are moving to the Westport border with slowest speeds in the teens and 20s MPH.

Traffic slows down now starting at Exit 30 in Stratford.

Merritt Parkway

Southbound delays now stretch from Trumbull to Fairfield.

All other major roads are in good shape.

UPDATE: 6:16 AM

There's more southbound traffic near Exit 26 on I-95 in Bridgeport. LIVE CAM.

There’s more southbound traffic near Exit 26 on I-95 in Bridgeport. LIVE CAM.

The first areas of traffic congestion have arrived in the usual trouble spots.

Interstate 95

Southbound in Bridgeport from Exit 26 6o Exit 22 in Fairfield.

There is also a slowdown southbound on the Route 8/25 connector as it merges with 95 in Bridgeport.

Merritt Parkway

Southbound, just past the Route 25 intersection in Trumbull.

UPDATE: 5:39 AM

There is some fog along the coast in Bridgeport at Exit 26 on I-95. LIVE CAM.

There is some fog along the coast in Bridgeport at Exit 26 on I-95. LIVE CAM.

The only thing we got to complain about on the roads this early AM is the weather.

We have a light rain falling across southwest Connecticut with some patchy fog along the coast.

So far, we have no accidents to slow things down. But that’s likely to chance because despite the rain, we still have lots of tailgaters out there.

The rain should be off and on throughout the day with an increased chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

 

Categories: General
Jim Shay

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