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

Man killed in car crash off I-91 exit ramp

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A New Haven man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in the city Friday. The accident happened around 1 a.m., at the intersection of State and James street, at the bottom of the I-91 Northbound exit in New Haven, WTNH reported. According to police, a 2003 BMW 325 crashed into a utility pole. There were […] [Read More]
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Snow slows traffic; accidents reported

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UPDATED at 11:46 a.m.  Interstate 95 Southbound traffic is slow starting at Exit 18 in Westport because of an earlier motor vehicle acccident. Live cam. Merritt Parkway A good ride, both directions, on the parkway. Interstate 84 Good ride both directions between Danbury and Waterbury. It was a tough ride out there this morning, especially […] [Read More]
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Traffic is better in lower Fairfield on the way home

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Here’s an interesting Thursday evening surprise: traffic in lower Fairfield County is actually better tonight than it is in Danbury area, a reversal of the usual pattern. Right now in Danbury, an accident on Interstate 84 eastbound has traffic backed up between Exits 2 and 5. Cars are moving at less than 20 mph and […] [Read More]
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Slow start to morning commute

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  UPDATED 7:50 a.m. The delays we see every weekday morning on I-95 southbound are in their usual spots, from the Route 8/25 ramps in downtown Bridgeport out to Mill Plain Road in Fairfield and again in Norwalk near Connecticut Avenue. The Merritt Parkway is also slow in spots, particularly from the Route 8/25 ramps […] [Read More]
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Evening ride home smoother than usual, with a few bumps

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Your Wednesday evening commute looks  better than it does on most days (for now), but there are few spots where things are sluggish at the moment. Interstate 95 northbound has slow spots around Norwalk and in Fairfield heading into Bridgeport. The Merritt Parkway is running a bit more smoothly, but there’s a significant slow patch […] [Read More]
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Morning traffic beginning to wane

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UPDATED 9:30 a.m. All of the action, or inaction because you’ll be sitting in traffic, is on I-95 south from Exit 18, the Sherwood Island Connector in Westport, to Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk. There are are no significant delays now on the Merritt Parkway or Routes 7,  8 and 25. Metro North is not reporting […] [Read More]
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I-95 crash cleared in Westport, lanes closed

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If you’re getting on Interstate 95 northbound near Westport, you might want to find a different route. The state Department of Transportation said around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night that it expects the highway to be congested between Exits 17 and 19 because of roadwork, which has the right and center lanes closed. Earlier tonight, around […] [Read More]
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On a cold winter night, at least the roads are clear

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The winds are blowing and the temperatures staying low, but at least the roads are cooperating to help you get home and get warm faster. Right now, northbound traffic is moving pretty steadily on both Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway, with speeds in most areas around 45 mph, which is faster than usual. We […] [Read More]
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