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

Accident, congestion slows traffic on Merritt

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Merritt Parkway A southbound accident at Exit 44 in Fairfield is causing bumper-to-bumper crawl. Traffic is crawling in the teens starting at the Route 8 intersection. Once past Exit 44, traffic is still going slow – in the 30s – all the way down to New Canaan. Interstate 95 Southbound traffic is heavily starting at […] [Read More]
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Accidents, rain slow traffic

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It’s not a good day on southwestern Connecticut roads. We got accidents, a jack-knifed tractor trailer in Waterbury and some rain that’s making things slick. Fortunately, most of the showers have ended. Interstate 84 The biggest problem is eastbound, starting at Route 63 and extending past the Brass City Mall. That’s because of of a […] [Read More]
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Tractor-trailer accident jams I-84 in Waterbury

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We’ve got some scattered showers across southwestern Connecticut this morning. But it looks like the showers will be gone by the time rush hour peaks in a couple of hours. At 6:30 a.m., the heaviest rain was falling around the Fairfield/Bridgeport area. Most of the rain is falling the I-95 corridor in eastern Connecticut. Interstate […] [Read More]
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Merritt reopened after truck crash in Greenwich

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The northbound lanes of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich have reopened after a tractor-trailer truck that struck a bridge forced a detour for several hours Monday. State Police said the truck struck the King Street overpass on the New York state/Connecticut border. The northbound lanes were closed between Exits 27 and 28. State and local police rerouted […] [Read More]
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Finally, traffic starts to ease

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With the peak AM rush hour nearly over, we’re starting to see an ease-up on road congestion. Merritt Parkway We still have lots of volume on the parkway, about 18 miles of slow-moving traffic from Trumbull down to New Canaan. Speeds, however, are starting to pick up into the upper 40s mph. Heaviest traffic is […] [Read More]
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Traffic slow on the Merritt, I-95

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Not an easy day driving to work. Merritt Parkway There is more than 18 miles (yes, 18 miles) of slow-moving traffic that starts at Exit 49 in Trumbull and drags on to Exit 37 in New Canaan. There are no accidents, just lots of traffic that’s slowing the commute. The Merritt is starting to show […] [Read More]
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Solid delays on the Merritt Parkway

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Merritt Parkway In worse shape than I-95. Becoming a big headache with heavy traffic crawling along in the teens from the Route 25 intersection to Exit 41 in Westport. That’s about 10 miles of delays and it seems to be getting worse. Speeds are in the teens and low 20s. Not a good day on […] [Read More]
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Heavy SB delays on I-95 in Bridgeport

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It’s another rough commuting day on the roads of southwestern Connecticut. Interstate 95 Solid, southbound delays start in Bridgeport and drag on to Fairfield; that’s about a 6-mile crawl.  Live cam. Speeds have been reduced into the teens. You get a break past Exit 21 in Fairfield before you slow again around Exit 17 in […] [Read More]
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