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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
A traffic bottleneck in October 2013 on Interstate 84 in Newtown, Conn., as road crews work on a stretch of the roadway. File photo: Tyler Sizemore

Road work halted for Memorial Day weekend

All routine construction and maintenance activities in state roads will be suspended during the holiday weekend, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said. Work will be halted between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, said DOT’s Kevin Nursick. Several roads are undergoing milling and resurfacing work because of winter damage while others […] [Read More]

What is your Plan B for getting to work?

Now that it appears that any semblance of “normalcy” is at least a week away as Con Edison continues to repair a damaged cable that brought Metro-North to a virtual standstill, we’d like to know what your plans are as we enter a new workweek for getting back and forth from work. Please click here […] [Read More]

Tractor trailer rolls over in Southbury

(Contributed photo) One lane is closed in each direction on Route 67 in Southbury because of an overturned tractor trailer near the Interstate 84 entrance ramp. The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was injured or how long it would take […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 84

Accident slowing traffic on I-84 eastbound near exit 15

State police confirmed a report from a caller about an accident near exit 15 on the eastbound side of I-84. The caller said traffic is backing up. Police are arriving on scene and no further information is available. [Read More]

Tuesday commute open thread

UPDATE, 9:10 a.m.: An accident in Newtown has stifled traffic on I-84W near exit 11. Meanwhile, you can expect delays along I-84E near exit 23 in Waterbury. UPDATE, 9 a.m.: Delays remain on I-95 Southbound from exits 26 to 21 in Fairfield and from exit 18 to 11. Photo from DOT traffic camera at Saugatuck […] [Read More]