The BlogJam

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

More than 16 miles of delays on I-95, Merritt

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We’ve reached the peak of the rush hour. And we’re paying the price with long delays on the Merritt and I-95. Interstate 95 The state Department of Transportation says delays stretch 17.5 miles from Exit 27 in Bridgeport to Exit 11 in Darien. The slowest traffic is crawling along in the teens from Bridgeport to […] [Read More]
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Delays getting longer on SW CT roads

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Merritt Parkway Very heavy delays, southbound, starting in Trumbull at White Plains Road down to Exit 44 in Fairfield. In that stretch, speeds are struggling to get out of the teens. Past Exit 44, traffic “picks up” into the 30s mph range until Exit 41 in Westport. Past that it’s a nice roll through Norwalk […] [Read More]
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Heavy delays on I-95, Merritt

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The AM commute has again started early today with bottlenecks that have knocked speeds down into the teens. Merritt/Wilbur Cross parkways Lots of company southbound starting at White Plains Road in Trumbull and continuing down to Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. That’s about 5 miles of slow going. Past that, it’s a good ride Down […] [Read More]
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And we’re off with the AM commute

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More kids will be heading back to school today so please use extra caution. You can also expect more traffic on southwestern Connecticut roads this morning as students, teachers and school staff return. We saw that yesterday on I-95 and the Merritt with an increased volume of traffic. The early bottlenecks – the southbound stretch […] [Read More]
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Metro-North Labor Day holiday schedule

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From Metro-North: You shouldn’t have to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! We’ve got plenty of service to get you around for the entire holiday weekend. On Friday, August 30, we offer early “getaway” trains. See details below. On Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1 regular Weekend Service is in effect. On Labor Day, […] [Read More]
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Truck fire on I-95 exit ramp in Fairfield

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A box truck caught fire the near Exit 23 off-ramp on I-95 in Fairfield Tuesday morning. White smoke was seen coming from the vehicle that was in the northbound exit ramp. The fire was reported about 9:35 a.m. and was quickly extinguished. Firefighters arrived on the scene and reported that the fire was already out. […] [Read More]
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A tough morning commute

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Many will be glad when the AM commute is over. It hasn’t been easy. Interstate 84 The worst problem was a jack-knifed tractor-trailer that has created a hellish eastbound commute all morning. The accident happened at 4:30 a.m., but the back-ups contine nearly five hours later. The worst of the 84 bottleneck starts at Route […] [Read More]
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Bridge work continues Tuesday in Newtown on I-84

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The Connecticut Department reports bridge work Tuesday on I-84 east and west over Center Street in Newtown. Expect the left lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Read More]
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