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

Cold weather delays Metro-North trains

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Metro-North is reporting westbound delays of up to 20 minutes between Bridgeport and Stamford. The railroad is blaming “weather-related conditions” for the delay. To see how late your train is click here. [Read More]
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Highway cam catches the rising sun over Long Island Sound near Sherwood Island.

Traffic starting to slow on I-95, Merritt

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It took a while for the cars to warm up this morning, but there’s now plenty of them on the road in the usual bottlenecks. Interstate 95 Southbound is heavy starting at the 8/25 merge in Bridgeport. It remains congested until Exit 22 (live cam) in Fairfield. Speeds are in the teens to low 20s […] [Read More]
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Report: Metro-North president steps down

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Howard Permut, who has led Metro-North Railroad since 2008, is stepping down, The New York Times in reporting. The railroad, which serves New York and Connecticut, had a trouble-plagued 2013 that included a derailment in Bridgeport that injured more than 60 people. On Dec. 1, four people were killed when a Metro-North train derailed in […] [Read More]
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Traffic is already jammed at southbound Exit 19 on I-95 in Fairfield.

I-95 lanes reopen after truck crash

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Two lanes have reopened on I-95 south in Westport. A  tractor trailer accident had closed two lanes on on I-95 Southbound between Exits 19 and 18, on the Fairfield/Westport border. By 10 am, the lanes reopened; the truck remains on the shoulder. The right and center lanes were closed. Reported  at 9:38 am. Exit 18 […] [Read More]
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Weather delaying Metro-North trains

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Metro-North is reporting trains are running up to 15 minutes late because of “weather-related problems.” To see if your train is on time, click here. [Read More]
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Circuit problems cause Metro-North delays

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UPDATE Roughly 90 minutes after reporting delays on the New Haven Line, Metro-North is now saying trains are running on time or close to on time. ORIGINAL POST Metro-North is reporting that trains on the New Haven Line are being delayed by 25 minutes due to circuit problems in the East Norwalk area. [Read More]
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Metro-North running on regular Saturday schedule

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Metro-North will operate a regular schedule today, without the trains marked as Shoppers’ Specials in the timetable. See its schedules page  for train times. Customers should use caution when entering and exiting trains, and on platforms and staircases. [Read More]
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UPDATE: Metro-North to operate on reduced schedule Friday

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UPDATE On Friday, Metro-North Railroad will run on a Saturday schedule (greatly reduced service) due to the anticipated impact of winter storm Hercules. For a look at the schedule, click here. ORIGINAL POST The heart of the storm is set to move into Connecticut around 8 p.m. tonight and Metro-North says it will be reducing […] [Read More]
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