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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Crash mars Monday AM commute

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UPDATED 9:30 AM There is an accident blocking the right lane on the southbound side of the Merritt Parkway, near Exit 46. No reports on injuries. UPDATED 8:50 AM There is an accident on the Merritt Parkway south at Exit 46, Easton Turnpike. It is blocking the right lane. The real slowdown on the Merritt, […] [Read More]
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Man cut out of car on I-95, survives

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After 90 minutes of cutting the roof, hood and doors of a SUV out from around a semi-conscious man who crashed his vehicle into the rear end of a tractor trailer on Interstate-95, Greenwich firefighters were able to successfully extricate the man from the wreck Saturday morning. Greenwich Deputy Chief Keith Millette said the crash […] [Read More]
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On most days, this stretch of I-95 in Bridgeport would be jammed with slow moving traffic. Not today. LIVE CAM.

Good ride on roads and rails this AM

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UPDATE 9 AM   Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident - NEW HAVEN Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (2 Vehicle) on I-95 Southbound between Exits 51 and 48. The right lane is closed. Reported Friday, March 7 at 8:49 am. Estimated Duration: Unknown UPDATE 7:57 AM Merritt Parkway The best ride of the day with the only slowdown still happening […] [Read More]
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Northbound Route 8 reopens

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UPDATE 5:52 AM After being closed for about 14 hours, northbound Route 8 has reopened. The road was opened about 4:30 AM after workers removed part of the road’s asphalt that was tainted with chemicals. Traffic is now flowing smoothly through the area on the Ansonia/Derby town line. The road was closed because of a […] [Read More]
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Metro North riders speak out

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UPDATED 8:50 AM Kathryn Oldenburg @KLOldenburg I got locked in a train bathroom last night and it was either what sitcoms or #CriminalMinds episodes are made of. #MetroNorth  9m MNR AlwaysLate @MNRisAlwaysLate .@MetroNorthRider @SrcasticCommutr @MetroNorth_hell @divineem @CTRailCommuters In #metronorth shock. Just sitting where feet were. Yuck Bridgeport Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 9:01 AM New […] [Read More]
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Southbound traffic is getting heavy near Exit 24 in Fairfield. LIVE CAM.

Traffic eases on SW Conn. highways

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UPDATE 9:01 AM Things are much improved on the roads of southwestern Connecticut. Earlier accidents on the Merritt Parkway and I-95 have been cleared and congestion has eased. The biggest headache on the roads is in I84 in Waterbury. Both directions near the Brass City Mall are crawling. An eastbound accident is making things worse […] [Read More]
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I-95 @ Main Street in Stratford. 

Traffic closest to camera is traveling South
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Pair of accidents on I-95 in Westport

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UPDATE: Both accidents have now cleared. But there is road work on the north side of I-95 northbound in the same area near Exit 17, which has closed the right lane. UPDATED 9:50 AM A motorist from the accident on the north side of I-95 in Westport is enroute to St. Vincent’s Medical Center. UPDATED […] [Read More]
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Most trains on schedule, but some delays

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UPDATE 9:06 AM Yes, there were some delays and crowded trains, but it hasn’t been that bad of a day on the railroad. Martha Olson@MarthaOlson10 Wow. Train on time. Short a car, but I’ll take it #metronorth UPDATE 8:31 AM Most of the delays are now eastbound trains to New Haven; the longest 12 minutes. UPDATE […] [Read More]
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