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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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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A moose crosses a road. Note: This is not the moose spotted near I-84 in Southington.

DEEP warns of moose on the loose

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This warning comes from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection press release: Motorists in the Southington area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose this morning on West Street near Interstate 84. The moose was last seen entering a swamp area that […] [Read More]
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I-95 live traffic cams

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I-95 has been a mess all morning because of an accident involving two tractor-trailers trucks. Hours after the crash, traffic is still crawling in both directions. To check current traffic conditions, here are some state Department of Transportation live cams: GREENWICH Exit 3 Exit 4 Exit 5 Exit 6 STAMFORD Exit 8 Exit 9 DARIEN […] [Read More]
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Dog that chased train finds new home

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Remember that cute dog that chased …  and passed … a Metro-North train last week? The pooch, named Tie, now has a new home after authorities were unable to find out who actually owned the dog. The New York Post reports the fearless pup  found a new family over the weekend, authorities said. The dog,  […] [Read More]
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Metro-North reporting scattered delays

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UPDATED 8:10 AM Most trains are now running on or closed to schedule. Previous post: Metro-North is reporting scattered delays on the New Haven Line this AM. In Stamford, there are delays of up to 13 minutes for Grand Central Terminal-bound trains. To see if your train is on time, click here.   [Read More]
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