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

Pedestrian struck, killed by Metro-North train in Fairfield

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UPDATE: Metro-North tracks have been reopened and the New Haven line is running with delays. Read the full story here. FAIRFIELD – A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a Metro-North train west of the Fairfield Metro station, according to a firefighter at the scene. Emergency crews responded to the area of 450 Scofield […] [Read More]
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Knapp’s Highway in Fairfield opens after crash

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UPDATE 12:28 PM The site has been cleared and the road reopened. UPDATE 11:21 AM The driver of the vehicle is being extricated, firefighters and medics on the scene report. Knapp’s Highway is closed between Alvin and Bullard Streets. UPDATE 11:17 AM A vehicle has reportedly snapped an electric utility pole on Knapp’s Highway near […] [Read More]
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One lane reopened on Route 25 in Monroe

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UPDATE: 12:48 PM One lane of Route 25 has reopened. That has allowed police to have alternate traffic passing through the area to relieve congestion on the Monroe’s secondary roads. This alternating traffic will continue for several hours while the heating fuel of transferred from the tanker involved in the crash to a new tanker, […] [Read More]
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Two fatal crashes mar holiday weekend

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State Police cited  4,142 drivers for “hazardous moving violations,” including unsafe lane changes, tailgating and using a cell phone during the Memorial Day holiday period. While that is a significant jump from 2014, the two fatal crashes came after a Memorial Day weekend last year that saw no motorists lose their lives on Connecticut’s roads. […] [Read More]
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Route 8 reopens after Shelton crash

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UPDATE, 11:15 p.m.  Route 8 southbound has reopened in Shelton following a three-vehicle crash. It remains unclear whether the accident resulted in injuries. Original post An accident has closed Route 8 southbound in Shelton. The road is closed between exits 14 and 13. The crash involved three vehicles, according to NBC Connecticut. No word on […] [Read More]
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Metro-North to run Sunday schedule on Memorial Day

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New Haven line trains on Monday, Memorial Day, will follow a Sunday schedule, including the Hudson Lines, according to Metro-North Railroad.  A weekend schedule will be in effect on the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines, the railroad said.   [Read More]
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Serious crash closes lanes of I-95 SB in Stratford

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UPDATE 12:29 PM Just as the Memorial Day Weekend exodus begins, another I-95 crash: Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident - BRIDGEPORT Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (3 Vehicle) on I-95 Northbound between Exits 29 and 30. The left lane is closed. Reported Friday, May 22 at 12:29 pm. UPDATE 12:26 PM Connecticut Post staffer Ted Tompkins reports from the […] [Read More]
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Metro-North: Trains back on track after delay

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UPDATE 10:31 AM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth New Haven Line Service is now operating on or close to schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. UPDATE 9:58 AM New Haven Line Inbound service to Grand Central Terminal is currently experiencing delays of 20 to 30 minutes. Outbound service from Grand Central terminal is currently […] [Read More]
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