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

Delays on Metro-North

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Metro-North is reporting delays of up to 10 minutes going into Grand Central Terminal. The railroad is blaming “signal problems” on the delay. Please take care when traveling during inclement weather and allow for additional travel time. Customers should use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases. [Read More]
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Traffic is building ahead of the storm

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UPDATED 8:55 a.m. Traffic is already easing as people make sure to get where they’re going before the storm hits. There were moderate delays in the usual places are building in the usual places as people return to work and (for a shortened day) school. Route 8 southbound is still slow from Derby through Shelton. […] [Read More]
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Tonight’s traffic: everything looks good!

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If you’re headed home right now, you’re in for a New Year’s treat: there are few problems to report at the moment. Absent are the usual backups on Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway, or Interstate 84 in Danbury.Everything looks clear, with no major accidents reported. A reported snow squall over Danbury is cutting down […] [Read More]
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Metro-North New Year’s Eve schedule

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On New Year’s Eve Day Metro-North is operating on a reduced weekday schedule. See its special Holiday Timetable for details, or visit its schedules page. Its New Year’s Eve schedule includes extra late afternoon and early evening inbound service, as well as overnight New Year’s morning service. As in past years, those traveling home “early […] [Read More]
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Quiet start to last morning commute of the year

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UPDATED 9 a.m. Even the normal “choke points” on the region’s roads and highways are wide open and flowing smoothly this morning. By 6:30 a.m. we normally see some slowdowns due to heavy volume on I-95 southbound from downtown Bridgeport out to Fairfield and on the Merritt from the Route 8/25 connector to Route 111. […] [Read More]
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Metro-North to run extra trains New Year’s Eve

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Heading into New York City for New Year’s Eve festivities? Take a look at Metro-North’s special New Year’s timetable before you go. The railroad will operate a reduced weekday A.M. peak schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31, an early afternoon getaway schedule and reduced p.m. peak service, according to a release on Metro North’s website. The […] [Read More]
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Slick roads, use caution this morning

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. There are icy patches on local roads and some bridges, and you’ll go outside to find your windshield frosted over. That’s because temperatures dropped overnight after yesterday’s rain. There is the start of a heavy-volume delay on I-95 southbound, from Exit 27 in downtown Bridgeport out to Mill Plain Road in Fairfield. […] [Read More]
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Rough ride into the holiday weekend

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Many people are taking today off as part of a long holiday weekend stretching into 2014, but that isn’t helping the traffic situation on major roads in Fairfield County tonight. The delays started early today, with speeds dropping under 20 mph on both the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95 starting around 4:30. If you’re headed […] [Read More]
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