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

Rain makes for tough AM commute

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UPDATED 8:17 a.m.¬† Rain and heavy traffic has created a tough morning commute for those of us who have to work today. Interstate 95 Southbound traffic is crawling along in the teens from Exit 29 in Bridgeport to Exit 22 in Fairfield. Past Exit 21 in Fairfield, speeds pickup into the upper 30s mph to […] [Read More]
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Heavy rain, strong wind makes for a tough commute

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A tough ride out there this AM with slick roads and wind-driven rain. Use extra caution today not only because of the stormy weather, but heavy Thanksgiving Eve traffic. Merritt Parkway The heavy rain is causing ponding on sections of the parkway that will make driving dangerous. No accidents reported and traffic is light. Interstate […] [Read More]
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Rainy evening brings heavy traffic, big Metro-North delays

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Update, 8:28 p.m.:¬†Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan says the railroad lost electrical power to its switches near South Norwalk earlier tonight. That’s what caused the lengthy delays, which Metro-North says were as long as 90 minutes. At one point in the outage, trains had to be stopped. Donovan said a work crew has been dispatched to […] [Read More]
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Traffic heavy on area roads

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UPDATED 9 a.m. I-95 southbound is jammed in Stamford and Greenwich, between exits 9-5, a distance of 4 miles. The highway is also jammed from Norwalk to Stamford from Exit 17 to Atlantic Street in Stamford. The parkway is also busy southbound, the direction most of us are heading in the morning, from the Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Quiet start to holiday week commute

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UPDATED 8:50 a.m. There is an accident now on the Merritt, on the northbound side just beyond the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge. So far, it’s not affecting anything, but the shoulder is blocked. The Merritt is in otherwise good shape, heading south it gets busy at about Black Rock Turnpike, Exit 44 inFairfield out to the […] [Read More]
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Crash injures four on Merritt Parkway

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Four people are reportedly injured after a rollover crash on the Merritt Parkway in Stratford. The accident was reported around 7:20 p.m. near Exit 53. The people were first reported to be trapped in the car, but emergency crews found that that was not the case. The victims are being taken to area hospitals for […] [Read More]
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Metro-North reporting delays

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New Haven Line customers traveling through the vicinity of Fordham may experience delays of up to 10 minutes due to emergency track work in the area. To check to see if your train is running on time, click here. [Read More]
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Accident on I-95 in Darien closes lane

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Updated: 11:15 AM A two-vehicle accident has closed the left northbound lane in Darien between Exist 12 and 13. The accident happened around 10:20 AM. Traffic is slowed about four miles. Slowest speeds are in the teens between Exit 9 in Stamford and Exit 11 in Darien. Live cams: Exit 12 Exit 13   [Read More]
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