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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Heading north? Not so fast

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Trying to head north beyond Norwalk is currently a challenge. A car rollover near the Route 7 interchange at Exit 39 in Norwalk has got traffic backed up there while a jack-knifed tractor trailer near Exit 30 in Stratford has Interstate 95 tied up. The vehicle rollover on the parkway was reported at 2:10 p.m. […] [Read More]

Tractor- trailer fire clogs I-95 in Milford

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I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 41 and 39B (1.5 miles) because of Tractor Trailer Accident (Tractor Trailer Fire) between Exits 40 and 39B. The right lane is closed. Reported Wednesday, October 23 at 1:02 pm. Estimated time to clear: 1 hour or less [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

What is your Plan B for getting to work?

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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]

Train problems probably mean slow evening commute

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With Metro North trains running limited service because of a major electrical problem, the normal congestion on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway could slow those highways to a crawl tonight–especially for northbound commuters who are south of Stamford. A spokesman for Con Edison says electrical power for trains between Grand Central and Stamford probably won’t […] [Read More]

After a miserable morning commute, ride home better along I-95 NB

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After a miserable commute Tuesday morning in southwestern Connecticut, the ride home was a little better in lower Fairfield County. As of 6:30 p.m., northbound traffic along Interstate 95 slowed down to 16 mph near Exit 7 (Greenwich Avenue) in Stamford. The crawl continued up to Exit 14 (Fairfield Avenue) in South Norwalk at 19 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 95

Traffic update; 8:30 a.m.

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The state Department of Transportation is reporting long delays on I-95 SB. In fact, DOT the backup stretches 26.8 miles from Exit 30 in Stratford down to Exit 5 in Stamford/Darien. NB I-95 traffic slows near Exit 41 in Orange and then it’s a slow crawl 5.6 miles through Long Wharf in New Haven. It […] [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

SUV rolls over near I-95 off-ramp

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The Interstate 95 off-ramp at exit 6 in Stamford was partially closed for more than a half hour Wednesday morning after two sport utility vehicles collided and one rolled over, state police said. The accident happened just after 9:40 a.m. and the scene was cleared about 40 minutes later, state police said. No one was […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 95

Spilled parcels bring I-95 to standstill

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. A tandem tractor-trailer that broke in half after it jack-knifed backed up traffic on Interstate -95 for more than four hours on Wednesday morning. The Federal Express truck was pulling two trailers of parcels when the driver lost control shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday, on the southbound side of I-95 near the Exit 5 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 95

Obama visit unlikely to cause traffic mess

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Fortunately for those traveling on Interstate 95 Monday at rush hour, President Obama has alternative transportation to get him from Stamford to Westport. The President, in Fairfield County for a pair of fundraisers, is expected to land in Stamford’s Kociuszko Park prior to a 4 p.m. fundraiser at the Stamford MarriottĀ  Hotel & Spa. Stamford […] [Read More]
Categories: Interstate 95

I-95 at standstill after tractor trailer fire

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With the morning commute in full swing, traffic is still at a standstill on Interstate 95 northbound in Fairfield after a tractor trailer carrying paper towels caught fire just after 3 a.m. Two lanes on I-95 north were closed between exits 23 and 24 until about 6:30 a.m., and one — the right lane — […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Interstate 95