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

Heavy congestion on I-95, Merritt Parkway

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Updated: 8:50 a.m. Big delays out there. Merritt Parkway There is now 14 miles of southbound congestion between Exits 46  to Exit 36 in New Canaan. Fairfield firefighters responded to a southbound accident near Exit 44 that has since been cleared. I-84 Westbound is congested in Newtown between Exits 15 and 14 (1.7 miles) In […] [Read More]
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Evening Commute: Looking pretty good

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Your drive home is looking remarkably smooth tonight. In the early going, there aren’t many major incidents and speeds are looking good on all the major highways. Both 95 and the Merritt Parkway are in the 30s and 40s in the northbound  direction. Route 8 is running at normal speed, should be a quick ride […] [Read More]
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Slow ride on I-95 this morning

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UPDATED 9:10 a.m. Merritt Parkway Things are improving on the parkway. From Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk, speeds are now in the mid-30 mph. Speeds slow down through the 7 merge, then zoom back up for the ride down to Stamford and Greenwich. Speeds range from the teens to the 20s mph. Interstate 95 […] [Read More]
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Evening commute: A slow end to Monday

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5:39 p.m.: Tonight’s drive home is sluggish in several spots. So far, Interstate 95 is seeing speeds under 30 mph from Darien to Fairfield. The Merritt looks a bit better. Routes 7 and 8 appear to be running at normal speed for now. I-95 southbound is seeing delays near Stamford due to an ongoing construction project.  Metro North […] [Read More]
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Metro North: Multiple problems created this morning’s backups

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Several different errors combined to make for this morning’s rush hour a miserable one, with riders facing delays of more than 30 minutes. Now Metro North says its figured out what happened. The delays were first announced at about 6:20 a.m. and lasted through the heart of rush hour, clearing at about 9:30 a.m. Metro […] [Read More]
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I-95 southbound slow, but trains are on time

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UPDATED at 9:40 a.m. Metro North Railroad is reporting that all of its trains are now back on track, so to speak, after an earlier signal problem in Stamford. There were delays of up to 20 minutes reported on New Haven Line trains reported earlier this morning by commuters headed into Grand Central Terminal. And […] [Read More]
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Bus service on the Waterbury Line

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From Metro-North: Substitute bus service will be provided on the Waterbury Branch for the remainder of the day due an earlier disabled train in the vicinity of Derby Shelton. [Read More]
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I-95 traffic back to normal after accidents

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Finally, a good ride on Interstate 95 after a nine-vehicle accident in Fairfield caused massive traffic problems earlier today. Southbound lanes have reopened to traffic and there is light congestion. The Merritt Parkway is also in good shape. Nine vehicles were involved in the 11 a.m. crash near Exit 21; one of vehicles rolled over. […] [Read More]
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