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

Cool video: Blasting below Manhattan

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The MTA has released this video showing the underground work connecting the Long Island Railroad with Grand Central Terminal. The video above shows recent blasting underneath the 55 Street ventilation facility that was necessary in order to proceed with the concrete work. It recently awarded two contracts valued at $627.79 million to contractors who will […] [Read More]
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NB traffic slows near the Darien rest stop on I-95.

Road work slows SB traffic in Stratford

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UPDATED: 12:03 AM Road work has closed one lane starting at Exit 30 in Stratford. And it’s causing speeds to be knocked down into the low 20s and teens. Once you get past Exit 31, the slowdown ends. At least until you get to Exit 18 in Westport where speeds are in the low 30s […] [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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An easy commute expected today

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UPDATED 8:55 AM Where is everybody? Traffic is lighter than a Saturday on most area roads and highways. There are no accidents at this hour. Metro North reports no delays. Fairfield Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 8:52 AM Grand Central 2 On Time 8:52 AM New Haven – State Street 4 On Time […] [Read More]
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It's a good ride near Exit 9 in downtown Stamford this early AM.

A smooth start on the roads and rails

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UPDATED 9:15 AM Still a pretty nice weekday morning commute. UPDATED 8:15 AM A few delays being reported by Metro North Railroad: Bridgeport Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 7:56 AM Washington DC 3 Late 18″ 8:12 AM Grand Central 3 On Time 8:23 AM Grand Central 3 On Time 8:31 AM New Haven […] [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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Stamford crash damages pole on Turn of River Road

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Stamford police are reporting a crash on Turn of River Road. The crash was reported by police at 7:40 a.m. The solo crash of a Dodge Caravan damaged a telephone pole on Turn of River Road between Intervale Road and Sterling Lake Lane. No reports of injuries although the airbag in the Caravan was deployed. […] [Read More]
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I-95 accident in Stamford cleared, traffic backed up

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The state Department of Transportation is reporting that it just cleared an accident on southbound I-95 near the Exit 8 ramp. State troopers had to close the left lane of the highway following the accident that was reported at 7:10 a.m. But traffic backed up into Darien while the accident was being cleared, and a […] [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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Yesterday at this time, Exit 15 in Norwalk was jammed on I-95 after a tractor-trailer accident. Not today; things are in good shape.

Beware of slippery roads this AM

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UPDATED 8:40 AM There is an accident on Route 8 south between Exit 14 and 11 in Shelton. There is also a vehicle on fire on Route 8 south, near the Wakelee Avenue exit in Ansonia. Traffic is slow between those two points in the lower Naugatuck Valley right now. I-95 is backed up for […] [Read More]
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