Friday AM commute will be rainy and slow

September 28, 2018

We have another rainy commute on Friday.

The good news: The rain will end by PM commute and the weekend will be sunny, brisk and precipitation free.

The Tuesday was one of the worst in months after several inches of rain flooded local streets and major highways like the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways and I-95.

A normal 30-minute commute turned into a two-hour crawl for many drivers.

The National Weather Service’s hourly forecast the rain ending after noon on Friday.

Just before AM Friday, the state Department of of Transportation reported only one major accident: A multi-vehicle crash on I-84 west in New Britain between Exits 36 and 35. Expect lane closures.

We’ll be updating this story throughout the morning with accident information and lane closures.

UPDATE: 6:05 AM.

DOT now says all westbound lanes are closed on I-84 in New Britain.

Update hourly