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Rain will make for a rough and slow PM commute

October 11, 2018

Rain started to fall around noon in western Connecticut and it will continue through the afternoon and early evening.

We’ll provide updates on the accidents and delays that will affect your commute throughout the day.

You can also keep tabs on the roads by visiting the state Department of Transportation’s list of traffic incidents here

You can also track the latest windy.com radar showing where the rain is falling here

The best chance of rain is between noon and 3 a.m., according to the National Weather Service’s hourly forecast.

The highest probability of thunderstorms and heaviest rain is from 3 and 6 p.m. - bad timing for PM commute.

In the last three weeks, there have been two times when heavy rain flooded local streets and major highways like the Merritt Parkway and I-95 during the afternoon drive home. On Sept. 26, up to 8 inches fell across southwest Connecticut. And on Oct. 3, nearly 4 inches of rain fell in a short period of time.

UPDATE: 1:04 PM

BRIDGEPORT - I-95 Northbound is congested 1.9 miles between Exits 25 and 27A. Two lanes remain closed.

UPDATE: 12:47 PM

BRIDGEPORT - Motor Vehicle Accident (1 Vehicle) on I-95 Northbound between Exits 27A and 28. The right and center lanes are closed. Reported Thursday, October 11 at 12:40 pm

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