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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Metro North closing mall … in Missouri

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Yes, there is a Metro North mall, but it’s in Missouri, not along the railroad tracks in Metro New York. Blame the closing on poor business. The mall’s name sounds particular for folks in Connecticut and New York because of  its similarity with the commuter railroad’s name. The differences: the mall’s name does not include […] [Read More]
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Going nowhere fast on I-95

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Yes, rush hour is over, for awhile. In the meantime, though, a combination of road work, an accident and a lot of people taking the highway are bogging I-95 down. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (41114020) Delays – DARIEN I95S at Exit 15 (RTE 7 NB) at 4/11/2014 11:41:17 AM #cttraffic 27m Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (41114019) Delays – NORWALK […] [Read More]
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Metro-North reporting some delays

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UPDATE 8:47 AM Most trains are running on or close to schedule, but remain some scattered delays including the GCT-bound 8:42 out of Darien. Most of the delays are being reported on New Haven-bound trains. To see if your train is on schedule, click here. Previous post: Metro-North is reporting some delays for trains heading […] [Read More]
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No this isn't a UFO near Exit 17 in Westport, just headlights from light NB traffic.

Crash slows Route 8 southbound

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UPDATE 9 AM A truck and another vehicle have collided on Route 8 south in a way that has jammed them together in an awkward embrace– one that will require heavy equipment to separate, State Police say. The crash is in Ansonia, between Exits 19-18. At the moment, traffic is squeezing by on the shoulder. […] [Read More]
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Minor injuries after I-95 rollover crash

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The occupants of a GMC SUV suffered only minor injuries after their vehicle rolled down an embankment off southbound Interstate 95 early Thursday evening. Westport Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin said the crash was reported between Exits 18 and 17 around 5:30 p.m. Three Westport fire units responded to the scene, as did paramedics. Conklin said […] [Read More]
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Metro-North dog reunited with rescuers

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A day after they rescued a stray dog from busy electrified railroad tracks in Harlem, quick-thinking MTA police officers reunited with the lucky pooch at her temporary home at Animal Care & Control of New York City. The dog had chased a Metro-North train for more than 30 blocks before being brought to safety near […] [Read More]
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Crowded highways throughout the region

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UPDATED 9:15 AM Route 8 southbound is crawling through Shelton and into Trumbull. I-95 southbound is slow but moving from Bridgeport into Stamford. As the morning commute winds down, road work projects have resumed. Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-41014005) Road Work – FAIRFIELD S15N at Exit 42 (RTE 57) at 4/10/2014 9:09:44 AM #cttraffic UPDATED 8:35 AM […] [Read More]
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Good start to AM commute

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UPDATE 5:55 AM A good ride this early AM. The only slowdown is on the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan where some road work is wrapping up. Metro-North is on or close to schedule [Read More]
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