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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Rollover crash ties up Merritt Parkway in Stratford

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UPDATE 11:55 AM The accident has cleared, the state Department of Transportation says. But expect residual delays. UPDATE 11:50 AM Vehicles slowing down to look at the crash on the southbound side of the parkway are backing up traffic northbound. The left lane is closed on the southbound side, just beyond the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge. […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads today?

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UPDATE 1:05 PM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121914023) Motor Vehicle Accident – NORWALK I95S 0.14 miles before Exit 15 (RTE 7 NB) at 12/19/2014 1:00:40 PM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121914022) Delays – BRIDGEPORT I95N at Exit 27A (RTE 8 NB & 25 NB) at 12/19/2014 1:00:40 PM #cttraffic UPDATE 11:35 AM There is a major accident on […] [Read More]
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What’s happening on SW CT roads?

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UPDATE 10:03 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121814023) Delays – FAIRFIELD I95S at Exit 19 (PEASE AVE) at 12/18/2014 10:03:43 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 8:55 AM We’ve got an accident now in Westport: Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121814021) Motor Vehicle Accident – WESTPORT I95N 0.19 miles beyond Exit 17 (RTE 33 (SAUGTUCK AVE)) at 12/18/2014 8:49:27 AM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 10:30 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121714026) Disabled Vehicle – FAIRFIELD I95S 0.16 miles beyond Exit 24 (CHAMBERS ST) at 12/17/2014 10:29:23 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 9:55 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-121714020) Road Work – FAIRFIELD I95N 0.26 miles beyond Exit 24 (US 1) at 12/17/2014 9:49:31 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 9:15 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-121714008) Road Work – […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads?

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UPDATE 9 AM The busiest spot in our area is still I-95 south through Bridgeport and into Fairfield and the Route 8/25 connector just before it joins I-95 in Bridgeport. UPDATE 8:20 AM Here’s what it looks like out there right now: UPDATE 8 AM I-95 south is busy through Bridgeport and Fairfield; less so […] [Read More]
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Metro North hires firm to do sleep apnea tests

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A Metro-North committee on Monday approved a contract to hire a firm to test engineers for obstructive sleep apnea, the LoHud.co web site reports. The contract for a 7-month pilot program calls for up to $200,000 to be paid to Persante Health Care Inc., a New Jersey-based company that specializes in sleep disorders. The full […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 1:30 PM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121514026) Delays – NORWALK I95S at Exit 16 (EAST AVE #1) at 12/15/2014 1:26:52 PM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-121514034) Road Work – DARIEN I95S 0.64 miles beyond Exit 13 (US 1 (BOSTON POST RD)) at 12/15/2014 1:21:09 PM #cttraffic UPDATE 12:15 PM A crash involving a tractor-trailer on Route 8/25 […] [Read More]
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Sylvan Road South now open in Westport

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Update 6:30 p.m.: The road has now opened.   From the Westport Police Department: Sylvan Road South remains closed for southbound traffic between Post Road East and Riverside Avenue. CL&P crews are on scene and anticipate the road being closed for the next 4 to 6 hours. Please consider alternate routes. We will update any […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic on SW CT road today?

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UPDATE 8:20 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (121214014) Delays – STAMFORD I95S at Exit 9 (US 1(MAIN ST)) at 12/12/2014 8:19:12 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 8:15 AM I-95 south is jammed now from Norwalk into Stamford. UPDATE 7:40 AM Traffic is still flowing smoothly on area roads and highways this morning. UPDATE 7:15 AM Roads remain in relatively […] [Read More]
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New Metro-North fares start Jan. 1

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A Connecticut Department of Transportation  fare increase of 1 percent goes into effect on the Connecticut portion of the New Haven Line on Jan. 1. This is the fourth of seven consecutive annual increases requested by CTDOT to help finance the new M8 cars. According to a list of new rates on Metro-North’s website, off-peak […] [Read More]
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