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Southwestern Connecticut traffic updates from the staff at Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Heavy delays make Friday night commute a long one

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It’s a tough ride home in southwestern Connecticut tonight. On a clear but frigid evening with a major storm approaching, we’re seeing delays all across the region, especially in the usual spots on the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95. Both highways have northbound speeds in the 20 mph range from Stamford all the way into […] [Read More]
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Cold weather causing problems for Metro North

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UPDATED 9 AM Several late trains reported: Stamford Scheduled Time Destination Track Status Station Stops 8:49 AM Grand Central 5 Late 7″ 8:53 AM Grand Central 3 On Time 8:54 AM Grand Central 2 Late 10″ 8:54 AM New Haven 4 Late 7″ 8:57 AM Washington DC 2 Late 8″ 9:05 AM Grand Central 3 […] [Read More]
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Last AM commute of the week starts slowly

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UPDATED 8:25 AM An accident on Route 8 south near the Wakelee Avenue exit in Ansonia is tying up traffic in the lower Naugatuck Valley. An accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway southbound at the Orange-Derby line (Exits 57-58) is blocking the right shoulder. UPDATED 7:45 AM There is an accident now blocking the right […] [Read More]
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Study: 1000+ pedestrians hurt in collisions

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More than 1,100 pedestrians were injured or killed in collisions in Fairfield County between 2010 and 2012 and one regional transportation group says road planners and political leaders in the region should do more to make the roads safe for walkers and bicyclists. The New York-based Tri-State Transportation Campaign says that during that three-year there were […] [Read More]
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A sluggish mid-week ride home

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It’s looking rather slow out there as you head home on a chilly Thursday night. We’re seeing pretty significant delays on Interstate 95 from Stamford into Norwalk and also on the Merritt Parkway in Wilton east of the Route 7 interchange. Speeds in both areas are in the 20 mph range. Metro-North isn’t reporting any […] [Read More]
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Route 8/25 exit ramp re-opened in Bridgeport

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Update, 3:23 p.m.: The exit ramp has re-opened and traffic is moving normally in the area. Earlier: A load spillage from a tractor-trailer accident has closed the Exit 4 (Lindley Street) ramp, northbound on the Route 8 connector in Bridgeport. The accident happened just before 12:30 PM. The state DOT says the estimated time to clear […] [Read More]
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State police to target tailgating on highways in March

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The best-known madness in March is of the college basketball variety but this year state police hope to curb the type of aggressive driving that can lead to road rage during March — tailgating. State police are launching it’s Operation “Stop Tailgating, You’re Too Close!” on Saturday March 1 in the hopes of curbing tailgating […] [Read More]
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Metro North riders say trains are crowded, cold

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UPDATED 8:35 AM Schwartzing @Schwartzing #metronorth please wake up 10 minutes earlier each day so that you are not 10 minutes late each day. 27m Shannon Rosic @ShannonRosic Why do all the #metronorth trains sound like there are birds stuck in every car? So squeaky!! @MetroFingNorth @MetroNorth_hell #headache   28m Dana @sonicdjc Not to offend here BUT most […] [Read More]
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