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Accidents, disabled truck bring I-95 south to a crawl

October 3, 2018

UPDATE: 8:19 AM

The worst of the southbound congestion is between Exit 19 in Fairfield and 6 in Stamfordm abiut 15 miles.

UPDATE: 8:11 AM

Showing signs of improvement.

DOT says left and center lanes are now open in Westport, but traffic backups are more than five miles.

Another southbound lane has reopened in Stamford.

The left lane remains closed between Exits 7 and 6.

There are more than 10-mile southbound delays from that Stamford accident.

UPDATE: 8:07 AM

Lots of people are going to be late for work if they are driving on southbound I-95.

According to the state Department of Transportation:

Average speed on I-95 between Bridgeport and Norwalk is 16 mph. It’s taking 52 minutes to travel 14 miles.

Average speed between Norwalk and the New York state border is 21 mph. It’s taking 47 minutes to travel the 16 miles.

EARLIER STORY:

Two accidents have closed southbound lanes on I-95 during the peak of the AM commute.

To make matters worse, a disabled truck in Fairfield has closed the center southbound lane.

A two-vehicle accident has closed two southbound lanes on I-95 south in Stamford.

The accident, reported at 7:35 a.m., has closed the left and center lanes between Exits 7 and 6. Traffic is backed up 8.3 miles.

Minutes later, another two-vehicle crash took out the left and center southbound lanes between Exits 18 and 17 in Westport. Traffic is backed up 5.9 miles.

Then at 7:41 a.m.a disabled tractor-trailer truck closed the center lane between Exits 24 and 23 in Fairfield. Traffic backed up 1.6 miles.

The location of the accident and the flow of traffic is likely to cause significant delays in the AM commute.

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