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

Metro-North to run extra trains New Year’s Eve

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Heading into New York City for New Year’s Eve festivities? Take a look at Metro-North’s special New Year’s timetable before you go. The railroad will operate a reduced weekday A.M. peak schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 31, an early afternoon getaway schedule and reduced p.m. peak service, according to a release on Metro North’s website. The […] [Read More]
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Slick roads, use caution this morning

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. There are icy patches on local roads and some bridges, and you’ll go outside to find your windshield frosted over. That’s because temperatures dropped overnight after yesterday’s rain. There is the start of a heavy-volume delay on I-95 southbound, from Exit 27 in downtown Bridgeport out to Mill Plain Road in Fairfield. […] [Read More]
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Rough ride into the holiday weekend

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Many people are taking today off as part of a long holiday weekend stretching into 2014, but that isn’t helping the traffic situation on major roads in Fairfield County tonight. The delays started early today, with speeds dropping under 20 mph on both the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95 starting around 4:30. If you’re headed […] [Read More]
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Police identify man killed in Norwalk crash

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UPDATED 5:16 p.m. Police say an East Hartford man died Friday morning after his minivan collided with a tractor trailer. Authorities said 43-year-old Fernando Damasco-Bautista died at Norwalk Hospital after the crash. Investigators said Bautista was driving a 1998 Plymouth Voyager northbound on the Route 7 connector around 3:25 a.m. Friday when he collided with a Mack […] [Read More]
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So far, holiday week traffic is light

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UPDATED 7:30 a.m. A car has struck a pole in front of 501 Church Hill Road in Trumbull. There are injuries and the pole is snapped. There are no delays or backups to report at this hour, and all area roads and highways are clear. Metro North is reporting no delays on any of its […] [Read More]
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Traffic light on Christmas Eve morning

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UPDATED 9:10 a.m. There are no delays anywhere and no accidents to report at this hour. Most people, it seems, are taking the day off. The morning “rush” never materialized today. That doesn’t mean there is no traffic anywhere. Try going to the Westfield malls in Trumbull and Milford, the Danbury Fair Mall or the […] [Read More]
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Quiet start for holiday week commute

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UPDATED 8:30 a.m. Metro North advises that New Haven Line passengers into and out of Grand Central Termonal should expect delays of 5-10 minutes due to a disabled train in the vicinity of Harlem–125th St. There is an accident on the Merritt Parkway southbound near Exit 38 in New Canaan. The right lane is blocked. […] [Read More]
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Traffic heavy headed into the holidays

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Everyone’s rolling home for a long holiday weekend, but first they’ve got a long ride ahead of them. Speeds on Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway are pretty slowing going northbound through Bridgeport. The Merritt is sluggish all the way through Trumbull, and then again around Orange and Hamden. Eastbound Interstate 84 is also very […] [Read More]
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