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

Slippery rails slow trains

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Metro North Railroad reports that trains on its New Haven line, as well as Harlem and Hudson service, are experiencing delays of 15-20 minutes due to wet rails and leaves. The Danbury and New Canaan branch lines are not delayed, according to the railroad’s web site. You can get up to the minute information here.  […] [Read More]
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Traffic is building on wet area roads

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UPDATED 9:30 a.m. An empty school bus pulled over at the top of the I-95 southbound exit ramp to Black Rock Turnpike is causing traffic to back up in the area. Fairfield firefighters responded to a report of smoke from the bus, but say there is no fire. Delays are shrinking as the morning rush […] [Read More]
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Metro-North now operating on schedule

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Metro-North said late Saturday morning that trains are now on or close to schedule. Earlier Saturday. New Haven Line customers experienced residual delays of 40-60 minutes due to the earlier police activity in the vicinity of Tremont station in the Bronx. [Read More]
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Evening commute is a rough ride home

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Your northbound drive is looking pretty difficult tonight, with congestion and collisions clogging up your path on several major roads. A crash from earlier this afternoon near Norwalk has traffic on I-95 northbound moving under 10 mph all the way back to Stamford. Once you through that, things pick up for a little bit before […] [Read More]
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Delays on Metro-North

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New Haven Line Customers traveling into and out of Grand Central Terminal should anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes due to signal problems. Please listen for announcements at your station. [Read More]
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Heaviest traffic moves Down County

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Updated: 8:41 AM Interstate 95 The heaviest southbound traffic is now in the Westport-Norwalk-Stamford corridor. The slowest traffic starts at Exit 18 in Westport and crawls through Norwalk. You get a break starting at Exit 11 in Darien, then it slows again heading into Stamford. Merritt Parkway A good southbound ride with the only slowdown […] [Read More]
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Traffic heavy in the Bridgeport area

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It’s early in the evening rush hour, but we’re already seeing some really significant slowdowns in the Bridgeport area. Speeds on I-95 northbound are under 20 mph from Old Greenwich to Southport, a delay that isn’t unusual. But we’re seeing big slowdowns on the Merritt Parkway around Trumbull and also on Route 8 from Shelton […] [Read More]
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Metro-North back on schedule

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Metro-North says it’s now operating trains on or close to schedule. A malfunction to the Devon swing bridge between Milford and Stratford caused delays up to 30 minutes on trains passing to and from Milford. The Devon bridge spans the Housatonic River. The bridge is more than 100 years old. Earlier this year, Metr0-North did […] [Read More]