UPDATE, 8:52 a.m.: Order has been restored along the major roadways in the Danbury area. All accidents have been cleared and traffic is once again moving along at a steady clip.
UPDATE, 8:27 a.m.: Avoid the Parkway all the way from Trumbull to New Canaan if you can.I-95 South is moving much better this morning, while the Merritt is a mess.
UPDATE, 8:02 a.m.: Heavy delays on the Merritt Parkway South starting at exit 52 and lasting all the way down to exit 37 in New Canaan. The heaviest area is from Fairfield into Westport.
UPDATE, 7:37 a.m.: Watch for delays on I-84E in Waterbury, between Exits 23 and 25.
Here’s a look at what you’re up against:
CCTV# 150 Waterbury EB W/O Exit 25 – Route 69 (Hamilton Avenue)
UPDATE, 7:06 a.m.: The tanker crash and methanol spill on I-95 Northbound in Stamford between exits 6 and 9 is now clear and all lanes are open on both sides of the highway. Expect delays for a short while, so the Merritt Parkway may still be your best bet until I-95 gets back to normal.
Click here for our story on the crash, including photos from the scene.
UPDATE, 7:05 a.m.: The accident on I-84W in Plainville has been cleared, and traffic is once again moving along, unimpeded.
UPDATE, 6:47 a.m.: Traffic is still flowing right along in the Danbury area, however there is trouble brewing further down I-84 in Plainville as an accident has shut down the left and center westbound lanes, between Exits 33 and 32.
Below is a look at the crash, and the resulting traffic congestion. As you can tell from the traffic camera, an ambulance appears to be on scene.
CCTV# 57 Plainville EB Exit 34 – Woodford Avenue
CCTV# 55 Plainville Exit 33 – Crooked Street
CCTV# 56 Plainville WB W/O Exit 33 – Route 72 EB
UPDATE, 6:02 a.m.: It’s been smooth sailing so far along the major roadways in Greater Danbury. The state Department of Transportation has not reported any accidents or congestion in the area.
POST STARTED, 5:25 a.m.: Good morning, southwestern Connecticut!
Stay tuned for updates throughout the morning on a developing situation on I-95 northbound in Stamford, where a tanker truck has crash has caused state police and the DOT to close all northbound lanes between exits 6 and 9. The crash took place between exits 7 and 8. In addition to all northbound lanes, one southbound lane is closed.
Northbound traffic is backed up all the way to the state line in Greenwich, and the backup is likely to stretch back into Westchester County in the next half hour.
If you have the option of using the Merritt Parkway, that’s the way to go. Otherwise you’ll be forced off 95 at exit 6 and can use state street or Route 1 to navigate northbound until you reach exit 9.
Expect delays on local roads and flow-over delays on the Parkway near Stamford indefinitely while officials work to clear the tanker crash.
Elsewhere in the region, it’s a fairly smooth ride so far, and Metro-North trains are on or close to on schedule.