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I-95 near Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport, 6:20 AM

Traffic building for morning commute

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UPDATED 10:40 AM As the morning “rush” recedes, road work projects resume: Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-42414029) Road Work – FAIRFIELD I95S at Exit 23 (US 1) at 4/24/2014 10:34:04 AM #cttraffic 2m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-42414030) Road Work – ENFIELD I91N at Exit 49 (US 5) at 4/24/2014 10:34:03 AM #cttraffic UPDATED 9:45 AM Traffic is still […] [Read More]
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Heavy traffic bogs down commute

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UPDATED 9:20 AM The delays on the Merritt Parkway aren’t as long as the ones on I-95 southbound. Only about 17 miles, from Shelton into New Canaan  compared to more than 20 on the highway. You’ll be sitting in traffic there from Bridgeport almost to Stamford. UPDATED 9:02 AM It’s an absolute mess out there; […] [Read More]
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File photo by Frank Juliano/ POST staff

Metro North engineers to be tested for sleep apnea

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A new Metro-North directive would require the 350 engineers who work for the railway to be evaluated in the coming months for sleep apnea, according to WABC TV in New York City. Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that the engineer in a Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx has a  severe […] [Read More]
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Route 8/25 in Bridgeport, 6:15 AM

Traffic beginning to build at the usual points

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UPDATED 8 AM Vehicles on Route 8 are going nowhere fast. Traffic is backed up southbound from Old Stratford Road in Shelton to Derby Avenue in Shelton. Average speeds are 14-19 miles per hour. UPDATED 7:55 AM I-95 south is now jammed from Bridgeport into Darien, a distance of nearly 20 miles. You” be moving […] [Read More]
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Traffic clogs I-95 and Merritt southbound

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UPDATED 11:25 AM You’d think we’d be past all this by now. But no… Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (42114024) Delays – NORWALK I95N at Exit 13 (US 1 (BOSTON POST RD)) at 4/21/2014 11:20:11 AM #cttraffic DetailsOpen 3m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (42114023) Disabled Vehicle – STRATFORD I95S 1.21 miles beyond Exit 34 (US 1(BRIDGEPORT AVE)) at 4/21/2014 11:20:10 […] [Read More]
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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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