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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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No booze on Metro-North trains during St. Patrick’s Day

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Metro-North is banning alcohol on trains on Tuesday during St. Patrick’s Day, and plans to run six extra inbound trains to accommodate those attending New York City’s annual parade. An extra train will depart from Poughkeepsie at 8:23 a.m. and stop at New Hamburg at 8:32 a.m. and Beacon at 8:41 a.m. before running express […] [Read More]
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Crash causes delays on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport

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Updated: 2:45 p.m.: State DOT reports accident has been cleared. An accident on the northbound side of Interstate 95 just before exit 29 is backing up traffic, according to reports. According to the state Department of Transportation, traffic is backed up about four miles as a result. [Read More]
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Trains OK, but Metro-North’s app has delays

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Metro-North is reporting trains are running on or close to schedule. But it is reporting a different kind of problem today: “Technical difficulties” with its Train Time app. It says in an advisory: “For information pertaining to schedules please visit our website at MTA.info or call 511. CT customers please call 1-877-690-5114.” You can also […] [Read More]
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Metro-North banning booze on Saint Patrick’s Day

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Reveler’s looking to get tipsy on the way to the parade better leave the booze at home Tuesday because Metro-North will be banning all alcohol on its trains, stations and platforms for Saint Patrick’s Day. “Any alcoholic beverages found by MTA Police on trains, stations and platforms will be confiscated by MTA Police,” said Metro-North in […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic on SW CT roads today?

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UPDATE 8:48 AM The busiest stretches of road right now are I-95 south in Norwalk and the Merritt Parkway through Stamford and Greenwich. Everything else is flowing smoothly. UPDATE 8:08 AM Greenwich police say that the North Street entrance ramp of the Merritt Parkway, northbound is closed due to unsafe icing conditions. S The southbound remains […] [Read More]
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What’s up with traffic in SW CT today?

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UPDATE 10 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-31215016) Road Work – BRIDGEPORT S8N at Exit 4 (LINDLEY ST) at 3/12/2015 9:59:29 AM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-31215017) Road Work – NORWALK U7N at Exit 1 (US 1 (BELDEN AVE)) at 3/12/2015 9:59:29 AM #cttraffic UPDATE 9 AM It’s pretty busy out there right now. UPDATE 8:25 AM Statewide […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with traffic in SW CT?

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UPDATE 9:37 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-31115008) Road Work – NEW CANAAN S15N at Exit 36 (RTE 106) at 3/11/2015 9:32:49 AM #cttraffic Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (-31115006) Road Work – WESTPORT I95N at Exit 18 (SHERWOOD ISLAND CONNECTOR) at 3/11/2015 UPDATE 8:32 AM Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide (31115018) Motor Vehicle Accident – NORWALK S15N 0.78 miles beyond Exit 40B […] [Read More]
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What’s happening with SW CT traffic?

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UPDATE 9:55 AM There is a crash on the Exit 19 off ramp of I-95 south in Westport. Traffic is only impacted slightly at this point. Four vehicles are reportedly involved, no word on injuries. On West Broad Street in Stratford, medics are treating two people involved in a motor vehicle accident there. Road work […] [Read More]
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