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Tractor-trailer rollover backs up I-84

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is warning to expect lane closures after a tractor-trailer rolled over on Interstate 84 in New York. The crash occurred on I-84 westbound between exits 21 and 20. According to Google traffic maps, delays on I-84 extend beyond Danbury. The DOT estimates it could take up to 8 hours for […] [Read More]
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Overturned vehicle causes delays on I-95

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2:05 PM UPDATE: The accident has been cleared, but the DOT reports traffic is backed up on the northbound side from Exit 16 in Norwalk all the way to Exit 3 in Greenwich. Earlier: An overturned vehicle is backing up traffic on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, according to the state Department of Transportation. The accident […] [Read More]
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Firefighters extinguish car fire on I-95

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Westport firefighters battled a dramatic car fire on Interstate 95 in Westport on Sunday night. The driver of a car traveling on I-95 northbound pulled onto the shoulder of the highway between exits 18 and 19 after noticing a burning smell, a fire official said. Upon exiting the car and seeing flames, the driver called […] [Read More]
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Crash closes Route 7 ramp to I-95 in Norwalk

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UPDATE 9 PM: The accident has been cleared. A crash involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle has closed the Route 7 ramp to Interstate 95 southbound in Norwalk. The Connecticut Department of Transportation reported the crash happened at 7:13 p.m. Monday. It is unknown at this time how long it will take to clear the […] [Read More]
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Tractor-trailer crash closes lanes on I-95

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A tractor-trailer accident is backing up rush-hour traffic Thursday evening on Interstate 95 southbound in Norwalk. The accident is between exits 17 and 16. One lane is open. Traffic is backed up to exit 19. [Read More]
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Mechanical issues plague Danbury Branch trains

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Trouble awaits commuters heading home Monday night on the Danbury Branch. Metro-North is reporting hourlong delays on the Danbury Branch northbound because of mechanical issues. On the southbound side, Metro-North has switched to bus service for the 5:18 out of Danbury because of a train that had mechanical issues earlier. Bus service is running 40 […] [Read More]
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Metro-North’s Danbury Branch back on schedule after lengthy delays

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8:35 PM Update: The signal problems plaguing the Danbury Branch have been resolved, and trains are now running on schedule or close to it. Metro-North says it’s sorry for the inconvenience. ————————— Commuters taking Metro-North to the Danbury area are in for an unpleasant end to the Labor Day weekend. The MTA is reporting northbound […] [Read More]
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Overnight road work roundup for Aug. 28

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced the following closures: GREENWICH: Road Work on I-95 Southbound between Exits 3 and 2 (1.7 miles) in effect today until Friday, August 29 at 6:00 am. The left lane is closed. ORANGE: Road Work on RT15 Southbound between Exits 57 and 56 (1.3 miles) in effect today until Friday, August […] [Read More]
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