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

Take a tour of I-95 on the morning after a storm

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You can see the pavement, but if it is shining back at you, slow down. It could be ice. Here’s a warning from the state DOT: Traffic Incidents The Incidents listed below are ongoing and updated as changes occur. 2/14/2014 9:37:53 AM Incident: Slippery Conditions - Description: Inclement weather such as snow or ice during winter […] [Read More]
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Tandem trucks to return to highways

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Tandem trucks can return to all of the state’s highways as of 8 a.m. today. The state banned the trucks pulling two trailers on Thursday in light of the snow storm. [Read More]
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Metro-North riders say trains are overcrowded, some not stopping

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UPDATE 1:15 PM James Cameron, head of the recently formed Commuter Action Group, wasn’t sending a Valentine to Metro North on Friday. “The Saturday schedule chosen this morning by the railroad left hundreds stranded at stations,” Cameron e-mailed group members, “just the latest in a series of poor decisions by management. They promise more service […] [Read More]
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Major highways now in good shape

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UPDATE 1:24 PM Motor Vehicle Accident (1 Vehicle) on RT15 Southbound between Exits 53 and 52. The right lane is closed. Estimated time to clear: Unknown UPDATE 11:40 AM West Haven crash has been cleared. UPDATE 11:15 AM Tractor Trailer Accident (Tractor Trailer Vs 1 vehicle) on I-95 Northbound between Exits 43 and 44 in […] [Read More]
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Metro-North running Saturday schedule on Friday

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In the wake of a snowstorm that has dumped double-digit accumulations across much of southwestern Connecticut and the New York City area, Metro-North says it’s changing its plans for Friday’s riders: On Friday, Feb. 14, Metro-North will operate a Saturday schedule due to the impact of the winter storm & lower ridership. — Metro-North Railroad […] [Read More]
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Greater Bridgeport Transit suspending service starting at 4 p.m.

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With many of the regions roads still covered in snow and ice and more expected to come this evening, Greater Bridgeport Transit says it’s running its last routes for the day start around 4 p.m. Service had already been canceled on Routes 14 and 20 earlier in the day. Here are the details for other […] [Read More]
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State roads to stay open for now

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State officials said they don’t anticipate any road closures at this point, but they are closely monitoring conditions. A spokesman with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office said there no plans at this point to close any of the state’s highways but they are continuing to keep a close eye on the situation as conditions worsen […] [Read More]
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A tour of I-95 at dawn, in a storm

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The state DOT traffic cams show a snow-covered highway, with lane markings hard to make out. In some spots traffic is moving single-file in what would, on a normal day, be the center lane. [Read More]
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