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

Shelton girl confronted by suspicious man

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A 17 year-old girl told police Tuesday morning that she’d been approached several times by an older man in a white Nissan who tried to get her to get into his car. The teen said she was walking to her bus stop in the White Hills section of the city just before 7 a.m. when […] [Read More]
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Video: Is your cell phone THAT important?

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A chilling public service announcement from the MTA that gets the message across. [Read More]
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Metro-North prepares for snow

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Metro-North trains are running on or close to schedule. But that is likely to chance with the heavy snow and severe cold forecast. “Be prepared for any service changes we make based on winter weather conditions,” Metro-North said this morning in an advisory. Service options the railroad may enact during a storm include:  Suspending Service: […] [Read More]
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Smooth AM commute, but a tough drive home

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UPDATED 8:51 a.m. Interstate 95 The biggest dela starts at Exit 18 in Westport and drag on until Exit 13 in Darien. In New Haven, the traffic is crawling in Long Wharf and across the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. Merritt Parkway Slowest speeds are between the Route 25 intersection to Park Avenue. Interstate 84 Good […] [Read More]
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What traffic? MLK Day means fewer commuters

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If you are one of those peoiple who has to work today, despite it being an official national holiday, there is a bright side. There are no delays due to traffic volume anywhere on the region’s roads or highways right now, and traffic is expected to remain light throughout the morning “rush” today. Metro North […] [Read More]
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Traveling for MLK Day? Metro-North has a different schedule

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If you’ve got Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and you’re taking the train to New York City, be sure to check these special schedules before heading out! The railroad has said it will be running a Saturday schedule, with several extra trains on the New Haven and Danbury lines. Here are the […] [Read More]
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Power problems stall Metro-North trains

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Update, 8:18 p.m.: Metro-North spokeswoman Meredith Daniels confirms that one train was stopped in Westchester County for about an hour. The passengers from that train were transferred to another train to take them the rest of the way on the New Haven Line. She says the railroad doesn’t expect any other trains to get stuck in […] [Read More]
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Child safety day at I-95 rest area on Saturday

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Press release from Connecticut Service Plazas: More than 134,000 vehicles drive through the Darien area every day, and the state’s Service Plazas are committed to the well-being of those they serve. On Saturday, the Connecticut Service Plazas will hold its first Child Safety day from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free AmberAlert Child ID cards […] [Read More]
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