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Crash snarls Moses Wheeler Bridge on I-95

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State Police say an accident on the northbound side of I-95 in Stratford is causing delays, and rubber-neckers. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (41614030) Motor Vehicle Accident – STRATFORD I95N 0.76 miles before Exit 34 (US 1(BRIDGEPORT AVE)) at 4/16/2014 9:46:23 AM #cttraffic 41m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-41614007) Road Work – SEYMOUR S8N at Exit 21 (DERBY AVE) at […] [Read More]
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Route 1 in Darien reopens after crash

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Darien police report that Route 1 in that town has reopened after a motor vehicle crash early this morning. Utility crews will be in the area of the crash for several more hours, police say, replacing a pole knocked down in the accident. There are 56 people still without power in the immediate area where […] [Read More]
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Metro North riders give rail officials an earful

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More than a third of the 670 people who responded to a survey by the Connecticut Commuter Action group on Metro North Railroad’s performance also submitted detailed comments. Those comments point out that much work still needs to be done before riders again feel confident of the safety and reliability of the nation’s second-largest commuter line. […] [Read More]
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Morning rush over, road work resumes

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UPDATED 9:35 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-41414008) Road Work – DARIEN I95N at Exit 9 (SEASIDE AVE) at 4/14/2014 9:29:50 AM #cttraffic 3m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-41414009) Road Work – STRATFORD S15S at Exit 58 (RTE 34) at 4/14/2014 9:29:50 AM #cttraffic UPDATED 9:20 AM There are still some pockets of heavy traffic on I-95 south in […] [Read More]
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Going nowhere fast on I-95

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Yes, rush hour is over, for awhile. In the meantime, though, a combination of road work, an accident and a lot of people taking the highway are bogging I-95 down. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (41114020) Delays – DARIEN I95S at Exit 15 (RTE 7 NB) at 4/11/2014 11:41:17 AM #cttraffic 27m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (41114019) Delays – NORWALK […] [Read More]
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Crowded highways throughout the region

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UPDATED 9:15 AM Route 8 southbound is crawling through Shelton and into Trumbull. I-95 southbound is slow but moving from Bridgeport into Stamford. As the morning commute winds down, road work projects have resumed. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-41014005) Road Work – FAIRFIELD S15N at Exit 42 (RTE 57) at 4/10/2014 9:09:44 AM #cttraffic UPDATED 8:35 AM […] [Read More]
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Report: Injured Metro North rider filing suit today

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An Ossining, N.Y. man who is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury he suffered in the Dec. 1 Metro-North derailment in The Bronx is set to make his first public comments Wednesday, his lawyer told the Westchester Journal News. Metro-North employee Samuel Rivera will announce a lawsuit against the railroad at 11 a.m. at Burke […] [Read More]
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Crash with injuries on I-95 SB in Westport

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UPDATED 9:20 AM The earlier accident on I-95 in Westport has cleared. Injuries were reported to be minor. There is another crash now on the Merritt Parkway southbound  in Norwalk, with no reported injuries but it is impacting traffic. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (40914028) Motor Vehicle Accident – NORWALK S15S 0.45 miles beyond Exit 41 (RTE 33 […] [Read More]
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School bus involved in crash on Route 8

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A Durham Co. school bus was involved in an accident on Route 8/25 southbound, near Exit 2, Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The crash that occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. backed up traffic almost to the Trumbull line. About 12 students on the bus were taken to Bridgeport Hospital with what are described as minor injuries. […] [Read More]
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Traffic is till light on I-95 in Bridgeport shortly before 6 AM with a steady rain falling. LIVE CAM.

Wet roads slowing AM commute

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UPDATE 9:15 AM 2m StratfordCTAlert @STFD911ALERT #Bridgeport *MVA* Rt25 SB Exit 2. MVA involving a school bus. 12 patients transported by EMS to Bridgeport Hospital. #cttraffic #ctems UPDATE 9:10 AM There is a crash involving an overturned box truck at the Exit 19 off-ramp on I-95. No injuries. UPDATE 9 AM The long red line. It’s […] [Read More]
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