What’s up with traffic in SW CT today?

UPDATE 3:50 PM

Police have released new details about this morning’s accident on westbound Interstate 84 in Danbury.

The accident took place near exit 3 at about 9:30 a.m. when a Subaru Impreza driven by Vincent Fragola, of Newtown, spun out clockwise multiple times in front of a truck, according to the report. Police said the area was slushy because of the snow storm.

The truck driver, David Shuda, of Wallingford, swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid hitting the Subaru, but he was unable to, police said. After hitting the left front of the car, the truck overturned, according to the report.

Shuda and his passenger were taken to Danbury Hospital for minor injuries. 

Fragola was ticketed for failure to maintain proper lane, police said.

 

UPDATE 1:45 PM

I-84 is still a mess near Exit 4 in Danbury. Traffic is moving, but slooo-ly.

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UPDATE 1:05 PM

That crash involving a box truck on I-84 in Danbury still has not cleared, but traffic is squeezing by and the state DOT, using data from its cameras, estimates the delay at about 5 minutes, with stop and go traffic.

Incident: Motor Vehicle Accident – DANBURY
Description: Motor Vehicle Accident (Box truck) on I-84 Westbound between Exits 4 and 3. The left lane is closed. Reported Wednesday, January 28 at 9:47 am.
Estimated Duration: 4 hours or less

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UPDATE: 12:48 PM

State Police at Troop A in Southbury say the accident is not a fatal.

UPDATE: 12:27 PM

The westbound accident that involved a truck and a car still causing traffic problems on I-84 in Danbury.

No estimate when the scene will be cleared.

UPDATE: 11:23 AM

Traffic is backup westbound near Exit 4 in Danbury. LIVE CAM.

Traffic is backup westbound near Exit 4 in Danbury. LIVE CAM.

An accident has shut down two lanes on I-84 west in Danbury.

Traffic is backed up between Exits 3 (Route 7) and 5.

Traffic is moving through the area, but speeds are reduced into the teens.

Slowdowns start near Route 53 and continue to Route 7.

Once past Exit 3, traffic speeds increase to 60 mph.

LIVE CAM Exit 5.

LIVE CAM Exit 4.

LIVE CAM Exit 2.

crashUPDATE 9:30 AM

There is an accident blocking the shoulder of I-95 south, at Exit 17 in Westport.

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Flights at BDL are getting back to normal, however please contact your air carrier for any delay or cancellation information.

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Our snow crews continue with clean-up today.

UPDATE 8:48 AM

Incident: Delays – DARIEN
Description: Delays. I-95 Southbound is congested between Exits 25 and 13 (14.7 miles). Reported Wednesday, January 28 at 8:46 am.
Incident: Delays – WESTPORT
Description: Delays. RT15 Southbound is congested between Exits 46 and 41 (7.9 miles). Reported Wednesday, January 28 at 8:35 am.

UPDATE 8:20 AM

The Merritt is backing up southbound from Trumbull into Weston.

I-95 south is still slow from Fairfield into Norwalk.

UPDATE 7:50 AM

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(12815008) Delays – FAIRFIELD S15S at Exit 46 (EASTON TPKE) at 1/28/2015 7:41:21 AM #cttraffic

I-95 south is still very slow, from Bridgeport to Norwalk.

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UPDATE 7:10 AM

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I-95 south is slow from Bridgeport to Norwalk, about 15 miles. Your average speed will be 23-29 miles per hour, according to data from state DOT traffic cams.

The Merritt is in relatively good shape, but the slowdown on the Wasson Connector in Milford, while eased somewhat, will still cost you some time.

UPDATE 6:53 AM

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(12815002) Delays – FAIRFIELD I95S 0.95 miles beyond Exit 19 (PEASE AVE) at 1/28/2015 6:39:57 AM #cttraffic

UPDATE 6:38 AM

The biggest slowdown is still on the Daniel Wasson Connector, between the Merritt Parkway and I-95 in Milford. Traffic volume appears to be the problem. No accidents are being reported.

Incident: Road Work – WESTPORT
Description: Road Work on I-95 Southbound between Exits 18 and 17 in effect today until 10:27 am. The right lane is closed. Reported Wednesday, January 28 at 6:28 am.
Estimated Duration: Unknown
ncident: Slippery Conditions –
Description: Inclement weather such as snow or ice during winter storms may cause numerous accidents to occur on state highways. Most accidents are not reported by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut State Police due to the unusually high number of incidents. However, reports will be provided on incidents that cause the MAJOR HIGHWAYS to be closed for a long period of time. Frequent updates on winter storms and roadway conditions can be obtained by listening or watching the local radio and television stations. For additional information on ROAD CONDITIONS DURING STORMS, you may call the Department of Transportation at 860-594-2650.

UPDATE: 6:19 AM

Southbound traffic loosens up past the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge on Route 15. LIVE CAM.

Southbound traffic loosens up past the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge on Route 15. LIVE CAM.

Southbound traffic is still very slow on Route 15 from Orange to across the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge in Stratford.

Speeds are in the single numbers. Slippery road conditions is the likely cause; no accident has been reported.

That earlier SB slowdown on Route 8 in Shelton is over.

UPDATE: 5:59 AM

We have some serious slowdowns at two locations.

Southbound Route 8 in Shelton between Exits 13 and 12. That’s the area where the road downs downhill toward Old Stratford Road. No accident has been reported, but it’s likely a driver had a spin out.

Also, there’s a big southbound slowdown on the Wilbur Cross parkway from Orange to the Sikorsky Memorial Bridge.

Major roads are clear and free of snow, but still take it easy out there.

Temperatures across southwest Connecticut are in the teens. That has led to a freezing-up on some roads, sidewalks and parking lots.

Many secondary roads are also snow covered from Tuesday’s storm.

Give yourself extra time for the AM commute.

And make sure you have enough windshield wiper fluid in you vehicle.

 

Jim Shay