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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
120513-1211

The weather’s better…but the traffic’s not.

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It’s not snowy out there tonight, but it’s slow again. With everyone back on the roads, we’re seeing heavy northbound delays on the major highways. The Merritt Parkway is sluggish from Stamford through Trumbull. Interstate 95 is moving slowly from Greenwich to Fairfield and then again around Bridgeport, with speeds around 20 mph. Route 7 […] [Read More]
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Roads are icy in spots, and traffic is building

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UPDATED 9:10 a.m. Accident on Route 8 northbound in Derby has cleared but there are residual delays and it’s slow-going on the southbound side too, around Exit 15. The Merritt Parkway: the slowdown extends southbound for more than 20 miles, from Route 111 in Trumbull to Old Stamford Road. For most of this stretch you’ll […] [Read More]
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Be alert: Icy roads this AM

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Watch out for icy roads this morning. And allow some extra time to get to work. The National Weather Service says residual moisture left on roads and walkways from yesterday’s light snowfall has frozen over with temperatures now below freezing across the area. A thin sheet of ice is likely on any untreated surfaces resulting […] [Read More]
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Reminder: Metro-North rate hike set for Jan. 1

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The price of almost every ride on the Metro-North’s New Haven Line will be going up by 5 percent, an increase that could mean hundreds of dollars more in annual travel costs for monthly commuters who rely on the trains. The railroad put out a reminder this week about the fare increases, which part of […] [Read More]
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120513-1210

A smooth ride home in spite of wet weather

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Your evening commute is looking pretty nice for Tuesday night, even though roads were slick and slippery for most of the day. Traffic maps show all the major highways moving at close to normal speeds with no major slow spots. There are a couple of things you should watch for, however: The state Department of […] [Read More]
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Snow making roads slick

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UPDATED 8:50 a.m. It has begun snowing in the Bridgeport-Stamford corridor along I-95,  and inland above the Merritt Parkway. It is also snowing along Route 8 through the Naugatuck Valley. Several school districts across the region have cancelled classes ahead of the storm, which should make traffic lighter than usual. But if you leave as soon […] [Read More]
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Light traffic near the Route 7/I-95 merge in Norwalk at 6 AM.

Snow to make for tough commute this AM

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Update: 6:07 AM We’re off to a quiet start, but that’s going to chance with snow on the way during the morning commute. At 6 AM, there are no problems of accidents on the roads of southwestern Connecticut. Metro-North is reporting trains are on or close to schedule. Danbury Branch service continues to experience residual […] [Read More]
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Greenwich crashes not confined to I-95

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While State Police were clearing a series of weather-related crashes on I-95 southbound in Greenwich this morning, another motor vehicle accident occurred on the Merritt Parkway in the same town. A Mahopac, N.Y. woman lost control of her 2005 Nissan Altima at 3:28 a.m. on the northbound side of the Merritt, about a half-mile south […] [Read More]
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