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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Bus accident in Milford sends passengers to hospital

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A van carrying special needs passengers collided with another vehicle on the Boston Post Road in Milford Friday morning. No one was seriously injured in the accident, but about 12 to 15 passengers are being evaluated for injuries, police said. The bus carrying the passengers is operated by St. Vincent’s Health Services. Four ambulances were […] [Read More]
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Some delays on Metro-North

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UPDATE 8:39 AM Ongoing signal problems on the Danbury Branch Line continues. Laura DiMugno @KeepItGreenLD @MetroNorth This is an insult to your Danbury Branch customers. My train arrived 30+ min late.@CTRailCommuters Alysia Morris @Alysiacan 8:27 arrival at GCT. Unacceptable for something scheduled for 8:15 And on the main NH Line, scattered delays continue including the 8:47 AM out […] [Read More]
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Traffic is light on I-95 near Exit 22 in Fairfield early this morning. You know that's going to change. LIVE CAM.

Traffic now flowing smoothly

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UPDATE 11:01 AM After a number of accidents and long traffic backups this morning, there’s now some good news. All accidents have been cleared and traffic is flowing smoothly. The only delay is on northbound I-95 in Stamford. Now we’re dealing with road work across the region. On I-84, the right lane is closed from […] [Read More]
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Thursday night ride home looking a bit slow

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Well, the weather’s clearing up, but as usual on days like this, the roads are crowded once again. We’re seeing significant delays on Interstate 95 northbound from Stamford to Route 7 in Norwalk, where speeds are under 20 mph. Things are also a little slow heading into Bridgeport, with speeds in the 30s into the […] [Read More]
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Eugene Colonese, rail administrator for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, loads a bicycle on one of two rack designs being tested on a Metro North train at Union Station in New Haven on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Bike racks to be installed in new rail cars

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation said bike racks will be installed on 50 of Connecticut’s new M-8 rail cars serving the New Haven commuter rail line into New York City. The first 50 will serve as a pilot program to give train crews a chance to identify any issues with use and maintenance. Additional customer […] [Read More]
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For safety’s sake: clear snow from fire hydrants

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During his address at the state’s Emergency Operartions Center on Wednesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave an update on the state’s response to the storm that dumped up to a foot of snow across Connecticut. Some towns like Trumbull and Fairfield got up to 10 inches. The governor also asked that residents clear snow from […] [Read More]
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More delays on Metro-North

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UPDATE 10:25 AM Metro-North: Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Line Service is operating on time or close to schedule into and out of Grand Central Terminal.  We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of the earlier incident. UPDATE 8:43 AM Compared to yesterday, this morning’s commute on the rails isn’t […] [Read More]
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Southbound traffic slows at Exit 26 on I-95 in Bridgeport. LIVE CAM.

I-95 lane reopened after Westport crash

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UPDATE: 11:46 AM Westport crash on I-95 has been cleared. Lane reopened. UPDATE: 11:20 AM Motor Vehicle Accident (2 Vehicle) on I-95 Southbound between Exits 18 and 17. The right lane is closed. Estimated time to clear: 1 hour or less Traffic is already backing up to Fairfield. Live cam Exit 18 Live cam Exit […] [Read More]
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