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

Smooth ride in the early AM

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Quiet start to the AM commute with no accidents or big delays. There are a few overnight road projects that are now wrapping up including ones in New Haven on northbound I-95 and the Merritt in Greenwich and Stamford Metro-North is reporting trains are on or close to schedule. To see if your train is […] [Read More]
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Road reopens in Seymour

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Update, 5:52 AM.: Seymour police say a car hit a telephone pole, but there were no injuries or fatalities. The road, a well-traveled route to New Haven, has reopened. A car reportedly struck a pole near the reservoir area around 7:45 p.m. The road in the area is one lane in each direction, running through […] [Read More]
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Evening commute sluggish in lower county

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Update, 6:33 p.m.:  We’ve now got two accidents in Fairfield County that are tying things up. The first is on I-95 northbound between Exits 19 and 20, where a two-vehicle crash with injuries is slowing traffic down. You can see it below:   The second is up by Danbury, where there’s an accident on I-84 eastbound […] [Read More]
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Accident, road work on I-95 in Greenwich

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The tail end of the morning commute — a relatively smooth one — is winding up with some delays on I-95 in Greenwich. There is an accident now on the southbound side, about 0.64 miles beyond Exit 2 (Louden Street), the state DOT reports. Meanwhile road work has resumed on the northbound side of the […] [Read More]
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So far, so good on area roads

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UPDATED 9:25 a.m. I-95 is carrying heavy traffic volume southbound, from downtown Bridgeport through Norwalk, though there are pockets along that stretch where you’ll be able to travel at 33 miles per hour — twice the speed in the most congested zone, between Exit 27 in Bridgeport and Exit 22 in Fairfield. The Route 8/25 […] [Read More]
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So far, it’s clear sailing on the roads

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Hopefully, today’s commute won’t be a repeat of yesterday’s nightmare when accidents closed both I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. A truck carrying scrap metal closed all southbound lanes in Norwalk after it overturned shortly after 11 a.m. near Exit 13 in Norwalk. Traffic was diverted off I-95 onto Route 1. Lanes opened hours later. To […] [Read More]
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Evening commute looking rough tonight

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Your ride home on a chilly Wednesday evening is looking pretty tough on both of the major highways. Northbound speeds are under 20 mph on both I-95 and the Merritt Parkway from Stamford through Norwalk. The delays on the Merritt persist all the way past the Route 8 interchange. I-95 is little better, with speeds […] [Read More]
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Tweets from I-95 shutdown

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Statewide CTDOT @CTDOT_Statewide Worst traffic I have ever seen on #i95 @GovMalloyOffice #CT pic.twitter.com/chuLe6XFE2 — Ryan Bonifacino (@rbonifacino) November 20, 2013 (112013030) Tractor Trailer Accident – NORWALK I95S 0.15 miles beyond Exit 14 (US 1(CONN AVE)) at 11/20/2013 10:31:01 AM#cttraffic Wendy M. @WendiPopRock @CTDOT_Statewide #cttrafficCompleye standstill traffic on 95S in#Norwalk Haven’t budged in 10 minutes. What’s going on? PoliceFireEMS @PoliceFireEMS […] [Read More]
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