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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Metro-North explains cause of AM delays

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UPDATE: 1:40 PM Metro-North explains what happened with this AM’s delays. “The delays of up to 30 minutes that you may have experienced this morning resulted from a combination of two separate issues, both of which occurred in the area of our Harlem-125th Street Station. “Shortly after 7 AM a work train reported a track […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with SW CT traffic?

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UPDATE 12:40 PM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (102414036) Delays – WESTPORT S15N at Exit 41 (RTE 33) at 10/24/2014 12:34:09 PM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (102414035) Tractor Trailer Accident – ANSONIA S8N at Exit 19 (RTE 334) at 10/24/2014 12:34:08 PM #cttraffic UPDATE 12:20 PM An accident with injuries on Route 8 northbound, near Exit 19 in Ansonia […] [Read More]
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Car fire partially shuts down Merritt Parkway SB in Greenwich

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UPDATE: 6:40 p.m. The left lane is now open on the southbound Merritt Parkway between exit 28 and 27 but delays are stretching up until exit 31. UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. The Merritt Parkway is closed again, near the same spot where it was closed earlier in the day. Route 15 Southbound is closed between Exits 28 […] [Read More]
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Slippery rails slow Metro-North

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Metro-North is reporting delays between 5 and 10 minutes because of slippery rail conditions. The condition is caused by the combination of rain and slick leaves on the rails that affect braking distances. To see if your train is on time click HERE. To read more about this slime condition on the rails, click HERE. [Read More]
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Accident on I-95 south in Stamford, 6:25 a.m.

What’s up with traffic in SW CT this morning?

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UPDATE 9:15 AM Traffic has eased in Stamford, but if you are headed into Norwalk right now on either the Merritt Parkway or I-95 south, you won’t be going very quickly. UPDATE 8:25 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (102314022) Motor Vehicle Accident – DERBY S8S at Exit 17 (SEYMOUR AVE) at 10/23/2014 8:22:07 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 8:15 […] [Read More]
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Route 8 Southbound closed in Beacon Falls

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Beacon Falls – Route 8 Southbound is closed between exits 24 and 22 because of a multi-vehicle accident, according to the Department of Transportation. The accident was first reported just after 5:30 p.m. Traffic is backing up in both directions as a result. [Read More]
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Shelton road reopened after gas leak

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UPDATE: 11:59 AM Roads have reopened. EARLIER POST Route 714 (Bridgeport Avenue) is closed in both directions between Trap Falls and Armstrong roads and Huntington Road because of a gas leak. Because of this the Exit 11 off ramp on Route 8 south is also closed. Due to the closures, motorists are advised to seek […] [Read More]
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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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