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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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MTA meeting this morning on Metro North

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A day ahead of the expected release of a report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the Metro North accident, Metro North president Joseph Giulietti is addressing the MTA board. Metro North officials are discussing discipline for a conductor who opened doors with no platform available, and also crimes on trains and stations. Watch […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 12:45 PM Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth No delays are anticipated between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal from this issue. Metro-North Railroad @MetroNorth New Haven Line Service between New Haven and Bridgeport is currently delayed due to Police Activity in the vicinity of Milford. UPDATE 10:10 AM The water main break at Broad and State streets, near Cesar […] [Read More]
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I-95 and I-91 closed in New Haven due to fire at oil terminal

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Update at 6:50 p.m: Both highways have reopened in both directions but are experiencing heavy delays.     NEW HAVEN – Parts of I-95 and I-91 are shutdown Saturday due to a large fire at an oil terminal near the harbor. I-95 was closed both north and southbound between exits 46 and 51 due to […] [Read More]
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Saturday road work to slow traffic

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It’s a beautiful day, but be advised if your heading out on the highways you may encounter some road work that could slow you down. Yes, road work on the weekend. Do they ever give us a break? Here’s a list of the road projects in southwest Connecticut for Saturday: Merritt Parkway In Greenwich, southbound […] [Read More]
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Scattered delays on Metro-North

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UPDATE: 12:32 PM Most Metro-North trains are now running on or close to schedules. It’s latest service advisory: Inbound service to Grand Central Terminal is experiencing approximately 15 minute residual delays due to earlier disabled equipment. Outbound Service is operating on or close to schedule. A check of its Train Time site shows some scattered […] [Read More]
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Metro-North explains cause of AM delays

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UPDATE: 1:40 PM Metro-North explains what happened with this AM’s delays on the New Haven Line. “The delays of up to 30 minutes that you may have experienced this morning resulted from a combination of two separate issues, both of which occurred in the area of our Harlem-125th Street Station. “Shortly after 7 AM a […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with SW CT traffic?

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UPDATE 12:40 PM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (102414036) Delays – WESTPORT S15N at Exit 41 (RTE 33) at 10/24/2014 12:34:09 PM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (102414035) Tractor Trailer Accident – ANSONIA S8N at Exit 19 (RTE 334) at 10/24/2014 12:34:08 PM #cttraffic UPDATE 12:20 PM An accident with injuries on Route 8 northbound, near Exit 19 in Ansonia […] [Read More]
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Car fire partially shuts down Merritt Parkway SB in Greenwich

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UPDATE: 6:40 p.m. The left lane is now open on the southbound Merritt Parkway between exit 28 and 27 but delays are stretching up until exit 31. UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. The Merritt Parkway is closed again, near the same spot where it was closed earlier in the day. Route 15 Southbound is closed between Exits 28 […] [Read More]
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