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

Crash in Norwalk slows SB I-95 traffic

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UPDATED 10:20A.M. I-95 Southbound is congested nearly 3 miles between Exits 18 in Weestport and 15 in Norwalk because of two-vehicle motor vehicle accident. The crash is located between between Exits 16 and 15, a area that is often congested even without and accident. The right lane is closed. Estimated time to clear: 1 hour […] [Read More]
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Metro-North now on or close to schedule

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Metro-North is now saying that New haven Line trains are operating on or close to schedule. For about 90 minutes Tuesday morning there were delays of 10 to 15 minutes due to track work in the vicinity of Harlem – 125th Street. To check to see if your train is on time, click here. The […] [Read More]
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Morning traffic starting to ease

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UPDATED at 8:53 a.m. Still lots of company on the roads this morning. A southbound accident on Route 8 in Ansonia has been cleared, but there are still heavy delays from the Commodore Issac Hull Bridge into Seymour. Slowest area is in Ansonia and Derby. Interstate 95 Heavy southbound delays from Exit 22 in Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Evening commute: Looking good so far

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Tonight’s ride home seems to be pretty smooth in the early going. The Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95 are both running at about normal speeds at the moment. There is some brake-tapping on both roads around Norwalk, but it’s not too bad between Greenwich and Bridgeport. One developing issue right now: An accident on the […] [Read More]
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Metro North trains into Grand Central are delayed

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Just another Manic Monday. Even as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal prepares to lead a Congressional field hearing at Bridgeport City Hall this morning to address the service disruption that happened after a ConEd substation failed, Metro North Railroad is reporting new delays. An earlier disabled train is causing delays of up to 15 minutes on inbound New Haven […] [Read More]
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Serious accident snarls Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport

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A car struck a pole on Fairfield Avenue near Whittier Street in Bridgeport shortly after 7 a.m. , and police report serious injuries. A motorcycle may also have been involved, according to scanner reports. A section of the street, in the city’s Black Rock neighborhood, is closed and school buses are being diverted around the area. […] [Read More]
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Delays are spreading on area roads

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UPDATED 9:15 a.m. There is an accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, Route 15 near Exit 52 southbound in Orange. It is impacting traffic in that immediate area but Route 15, AKA the Merritt in Fairfield County, is fairly clear until Norwalk. There is some congestion around Main Avenue and the Route 7 interchange and […] [Read More]
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Delays on Metro-North branch lines

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There are some problems on Metro-North’s New Canaan and Waterbury branch lines. Overhead wire damage caused the railroad to switch to bus service on the New Cannan line. Regular train service resumed around noon. On the Waterbury line, a disabled train is forcing the railroad to use buses. And it said, buses are about 30 […] [Read More]
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