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Tom Cleary

One dead in Fairfield crash

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One person died in a crash in the Interstate 95 southbound rest stop in Fairfield Wednesday night, according to a report by the Hartford Courant. The state Department of Transportation says the entrance to the rest stop is closed as state police investigate the crash, which happened around 11:15 p.m. The DOT says it could […] [Read More]
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Metro-North: Trains delayed on Danbury line

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Metro-North said the Danbury Branch line is experiencing delays Wednesday night of up to 60 minutes due to an earlier disabled train. The railroad said to listen to announcements at stations for updates. The MTA announced the delays around 10:20 p.m., and didn’t say how long it would take for service to return to normal. [Read More]
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Rollover crash closes 2 lanes of I-95 North in Stamford

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The state DOT says two lanes are closed on Interstate 95 in Stamford between exits 6 and 7 northbound because of a rollover crash. Only the left lane is open. It was not immediately known if anyone was hurt in the crash. Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene, along with state police and Stamford […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian killed on Route 25 in Newtown

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Route 25 was closed in both directions as of 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, near the scene of an accident in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and died of his injuries, according to police. The accident happened near the Sand Hill Plaza shopping center. The victim was an 18-year old man whose name has […] [Read More]
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DOT: 3-vehicle crash on Merritt North in Fairfield

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A 3-vehicle crash on the Merritt Parkway northbound between exits 44 and 46 closed the right lane of the roadway for a little more than a half hour Monday. The crash happened around 2:35 p.m., and it is was cleared around 3:05 p.m. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the crash. [Read More]
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I-84 Eastbound closed in Middlebury after fatal crash

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The state DOT says I-84 Eastbound remains closed between Exits 16 and 17 because of a fatal accident that involved a tractor-trailer and several cars. The highway is congested between exits 11 and 17, about a 14-mile stretch of the highway. State officials say they hope to open at least one lane by 9:30 or […] [Read More]
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Malloy: Highways will be closed during Sandy

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During his morning briefing with the media Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he will order highways shut down across the state when winds reach 45 mph as Hurricane Sandy enters the state. UPDATE: At 11 a.m. trucks will be prohibited on limited-access highways. At 1 p.m., state highways will be closed. Essentially, Malloy said, […] [Read More]
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Metro North train breaks down on New Haven Line

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The 5:44 train from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven broke down Tuesday night in Norwalk, according to a commuter on the train. Metro-North didn’t report any service changes, but other commuters on Twitter said they were stuck behind the disabled train. The train’s passengers had to be moved onto a second train that was […] [Read More]
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Rt. 34 closed in Monroe

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UPDATE: Police say a garbage truck driver lost control of his truck and went off the road on Rt 111, near the intersection with Route 34, just before the Stevenson Dam. The road was closed as the truck was pulled back onto the road, causing a traffic mess for several hours. ORIGINAL POST: The state […] [Read More]
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MTA: Delays on Metro-North New Haven Line

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Announcement from Metro-North: 4:50 p.m.: New Haven Line Customers traveling through the area of South Norwalk and Southport may experience delays of 10 -15 minutes due to a disabled Amtrak train in the vicinity of East Norwalk. [Read More]
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