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

What’s up with traffic in SW CT today?

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UPDATE: 6:16 AM The left lane on the northbound Merritt Parkway remains closed because of that earlier crash on the parkway in Stratford. Starting to see some southbound slowdowns in Bridgeport on I-95 and in Trumbull on the Merritt. UPDATE: 5:43 AM It’s early and we already have an accident It’s located northbound  on the […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 10:52 AM News 12 is reporting that Police Chief Gary McNamara was involved in crash on Reef Road in Fairfield. We’ll update when more information becomes available. UPDATE 9:55 AM The scene of the three-car crash at Reef Road and Post Road in Fairfield has been cleared. Two people have been transported to the […] [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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Slime causing Metro-North delays

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New Haven Line Service is delayed 5 to 10 minutes due to slip slide conditions. “The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin,” Metro-North says.  This “slime” […] [Read More]
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Metro-North: Resist giving into ‘evil’ on trains

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In the latest edition of its Mileposts  newsletter, Metro-North is urging rail passengers to “resist giving into evil” on the trains. Taking a Halloween theme, the newsletter encourages passengers to be courteous to one another. “Flying through the air on a broom… dancing naked around a bonfire…texting while walking… All of these things are considered […] [Read More]
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No, that;s not a UFO on northbound I-95 in Norwalk, but headlights from traffic. So far, it's a good ride on the roads this early AM. LIVE CAM.

What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads today?

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UPDATE 1:30 PM Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident - DERBY Description: RT8 Northbound CLOSED between Exits 15 and 16 because of Motor Vehicle Accident (Multi Vehicle). Reported Tuesday, October 21 at 1:11 pm. Estimated Duration: 2 hours or less UPDATE 9:40 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-102014010) Road Work – WESTPORT S15N at Exit 41 (RTE 33) at 10/20/2014 9:35:14 […] [Read More]
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Northbound I-95 traffic is jammed in Westport. LIVE CAM,

Crash on Sikorsky Memorial Bridge closes lane

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UPDATE: 11:44 AM A multi-vehicle accident has shut down the northbound left lane on the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge on Route 15 in Milford. The crash happened just before the Danniel Wasson (Milford) Connector. Scanner reports say there are injuries. UPDATE: 9:40 AM DOT says the right northbound lane has reopened in Westport on I-95 UPDATE: […] [Read More]
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Todd Skeens of Derby, is one of two people arrested in a robbery and car theft in Shelton last month. He also faces numerous thefts and burglary charges.

Shelton cops arrest 2 on robbery charges

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Shelton police have arrested two people in connection with a Sept. 4 robbery and motor vehicle theft. According to Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, at approximately 12:30 AM on that date, police responded to the Bridgeport Avenue commuter lot on a report of a motor vehicle theft. The 52 year old victim told police that two males […] [Read More]
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New Canaan Line service changes

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UPDATE: 1:54 PM Bus service will be provided for the 1:58PM train departing Stamford making all stops to New Canaan. Bus Service will also be provided for the 2:28PM train departing New Canaan making all stops to Stamford. EARLIER POST: Bus service will be provided for the 12:58 PM train departing Stamford making all stops […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads today?

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UPDATE: 8:47 AM It’s been a decent commute this AM, with no accidents and less traffic on the roads. For now, the only slowdowns we have are southbound on I-95 from Exit 17 in Westport to Exit 14 in Norwalk. And there’s another slowdown southbound on the Merritt, just past the Route 7 intersection in […] [Read More]
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