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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]

Traffic starts to ease on I-95, Merritt

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Updated: 9:39 a.m. The worst of the AM rush hour is over. Interstate 95 There is still heavy congestion from Exit 21 in Fairfield down to Exit 11 in Darien. That’s about 15 miles of slow-moving traffic Exit 30, Stratford. Exit 27 Bridgeport. Exit 28 Bridgeport Exit 26 Bridgeport Exit 22 Fairfield Exit 19 Faifield/Westport […] [Read More]

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]

Greenwich crash snarling Merritt traffic

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The left lane is closed on the southbound Merritt Parkway near the Stamford/Greenwich line because of a two-car accident, the state Department of Transportation said. Emergency dispatches indicated there were injuries, but it wasn’t immediately clear how serious the injuries were. The DOT reported the lane closure at 8:49 a.m. No other information about the […] [Read More]
Categories: Merritt Parkway

Bridgeport area traffic 5th worst in country

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A traffic report card issued this week showed that the Bridgeport region has the fifth worst traffic in the country. According to the report — put out by INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and intelligent driver service — drivers in the Bridgeport metro (defined as stretching from Milford to Stamford) wasted 42 […] [Read More]

Crews respond to Merritt crash

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State police and Fairfield and Trumbull firefighters responded Friday morning to a report of an accident on the southbound Merritt Parkway between exits 48 and 47 in Trumbull. A Fairfield fire dispatcher said the two-car accident, which was called in at about 8:30 a.m., was cleared fairly quickly and that no one was seriously injured. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Merritt Parkway

Two cars collide on Merritt in Greenwich

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Today figures to be one of the busiest traffic days of the year, and the day’s first accident-related delays are likely on the northbound Merritt Parkway in Greenwich. The state Department of Transportation said the right lane was closed between exits 27 and 28 on the parkway for about 40 minutes because of a two-car […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Merritt Parkway

Train trouble, summer edition: Tell us your story

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In January, when winter weather wreaked havoc on Metro-North service, we asked for reader input and got an overwhelming response: Almost 100 readers left comments detailing their commuting struggles and offering insight into what they’d like to have seen the MTA do differently. Given the nightmarish day many commuters had on Friday, when 100-degree heat […] [Read More]
Categories: Merritt Parkway

Thursday open commute thread

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UPDATE, 10:07 p.m.: I-95 northbound is congested between Exits 41 and 44 (2.7 miles) in West Haven because of a tractor trailer accident between Exits 43 and 44. The right lane is closed. Reported Thursday, June 2 at 9:57 pm. UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: Two vehicle accident on I-95 northbound between Exits 43 and 44 in […] [Read More]

Car fire on Merritt South in Fairfield

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UPDATE: Everything is all clear. A car is on fire on the Merritt Parkway South. It is in the “no exit zone” between exits 42 and 44. Firefighters are blocking off the right lane near the car. A reader tweeted @stamadvocate saying that there is a lot of smoke, but the driver of the car […] [Read More]
Categories: Merritt Parkway