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

Passengers rescued from stranded train

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UPDATE, 12:52 PM. More problems for Metro-North commuters today: delays up to 30 minutes from “weather conditions” and wire damage near Greens Farms station in Westport. The delays started early this morning around 5:30 AM and continued throughout the days. By mid-afternoon,the longest delays were about 15 minutes. To see if your train is on […] [Read More]
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Commute looking very smooth after big snow

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Much of Fairfield County got lots of the snow in the most recent storm — several places topped 10 inches — but the region’s road and rail systems seem to be dealing with it pretty well. We’ve seen lots of reports that roads in towns throughout the area that roads are mostly clear and traffic […] [Read More]
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Crews clear snow at the Stamford train station.

Metro-North now on or close to schedule

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Metro-North is operating on a regular weekday schedule today on the New Haven Lines. Delays and train combinations are likely depending upon the severity of the storm and its impact on our service territory. At 12:05 PM, Metro-North was reporting trains were running on or close to schedule. Earlier today there were scattered delays lasting […] [Read More]
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Traffic slowed by snow and cold this morning

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UPDATED at 8:35 a.m. As more people venture onto the roads the number of spin-outs and crashes is increasing. There is an accident now on I-95 southbound near the Surf Avenue exit in Stratford, and a spinout on Route 8 south near Exit 24 in Beacon Falls, among a flurry of minor fender-benders and mishaps. […] [Read More]
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Roads remain very slick this AM

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Major roads have been cleared and treated, but remain slick. Many secondary and local roads remain snow covered. That has led many school districts to postpone school openings. At 5:30 AM, there is one accident reported on I-95 in the southbound lane that has blocked the right lane at Exit 18 in Westport.     [Read More]
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Evening commute: roads slippery, visibility low

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Officials across the state were telling people to leave work early and get home as soon as they could today. There’s a reason for that. The snowstorm churning into Connecticut has slammed into the southwestern part of the state right at the height of the usual evening rush hour. Roads are slippery across the state […] [Read More]
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Metro-North to curtail schedule after 8 p.m.

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Metro-North is encouraging all commuters to get an early start on their journey home because starting at 8 p.m. it will be canceling or combining trains. Here are the details of the schedule after 8 p.m.: Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update (PDF) Release 2014 01 21 Winter Storm Update (Text) [Read More]
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Snow, accidents causing major problems on roads

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Major problems on the highways this early afternoon. Interstate 95, 84, the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways are in rough shape caused by slippery road conditions and a series of accidents. Interstate 95 Southbound is a crawl in the teens from Norwalk to the New York State line. Northbound travel is also a mess. Speeds […] [Read More]
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