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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group

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]

Crash closes northbound Route 8 (Updated)

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This won’t help the evening commute. The state Department of Transportation is reporting Route 8 is closed on the northbound side between exits 14 and 15 in Derby because of a two-vehicle crash. It could take up to two hours to clear the crash, the DOT estimates. UPDATE: The accident has been cleared as of […] [Read More]
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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]

Accident slowing traffic on I-84 eastbound near exit 15

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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

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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]