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

NB crash on I-95 in Greenwich

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There is a one-vehicle crash that has closed the northbound lane of I-95 from the New York state border to Greenwich. State Police and the state Department of Transportation expect to have the crash cleared shortly. It’s causing some delays, but nothing major. [Read More]
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Evening commute: Sluggish for miles

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6:23 p.m.: Delays are still a factor on your ride home, but the slowness is shifting on the Merritt Parkway. Earlier in the evening, the slow spots were near Stamford. Now that section of the highway is moving more normally. But Route 15 is very slow around Norwalk, where speeds have dropped into the single digits. It […] [Read More]
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Accident slows Route 7 in Wilton

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There is a report of a car accident on Route 7 in the northern part of Wilton. The Wilton Bulletin reports that three cars are involved. Traffic is moving slowly near Olmstead Road, a short distance from the Cannondale railroad station. There is no word on injuries or how long the accident will take to […] [Read More]
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Accidents slow commuters

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Updated 12:18 p.m. It was tough going for commuters this AM. The biggest headache was in the Danbury area because of a tractor-trailer fire in Brewster, N.Y. For several hours, the accident  closed all westbound lanes near the state border, creating a traffic jam more than 5 miles long. By mid-morning only the right lane […] [Read More]
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Man reported near train tracks in Derby

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Updated 8:04 p.m. A man in a wheelchair was reported to be near the Metro North train tracks in Derby during evening rush hour Wednesday, but he was gone when police arrived. The man was reported shortly before 6 p.m. on the railroad tracks near Division Street which is between the Derby and Ansonia stations. […] [Read More]

Evening Commute: Off to a good start (so far)

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5:35 p.m: This morning’s commute was snarled with no fewer than seven crashes that backed up traffic all over Fairfield County. In the early going, tonight’s ride home looks better. Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway are both moving normally at about 40 mph. Biggest slow spot is around Norwalk, where speeds are in the teens […] [Read More]
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I-84 crash in Danbury causes huge backup

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A two-vehicle crash caused big problems on Interstate 84 Wednesday morning with a huge westbound backup that stretched well into Southbury. At its worst, the backup was more than 7 miles long. The westbound crash happened in Danbury, between Exits 6 and 5. The accident reported  at 6:46 a.m. was cleared about 90 minutes later. […] [Read More]
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Seven crashes snarl AM commute

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Updated 10:08 a.m. The big news with the AM commute is accidents. Seven accidents on major southwestern Connecticut including I-95. the Merritt Parkway and I-84. Even after the peak AM rush hour, I-95 southbound, had a more than 7-mile delay from Exit 9 in Stamford to Exit 2 in Greenwich. The delay was caused by […] [Read More]
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