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Falling, Blowing Snow Slows Traffic On I-95 Across All Of Fairfield County

I-95 south near Laddins Rock Road in Greenwich is completely covered with snow for the Monday afternoon rush hour.
I-95 south near Laddins Rock Road in Greenwich is completely covered with snow for the Monday afternoon rush hour. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It might be a holiday, but traffic is thick and slow-moving on Monday afternoon as the snowfall became heavy, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation said.

Poll
Did you have any problems driving on Presidents Day due to the heavy snow?
Final Results Voting Closed

Did you have any problems driving on Presidents Day due to the heavy snow?

  • Yes
    30%
  • No
    26%
  • I didn't go out
    44%

No major accidents had been reported, but speeds on I-95 dropped into the teens as heavy snow began to coat the highway during rush-hour, DOT said.

With the entire area and state under a Winter Weather Advisory, the National Weather Service was warning of dangerous travel conditions. Monday evening, the snow was expected to turn to freezing rain and to rain by early Tuesday.

With the snow and slow speeds, traffic could have been worse. But Monday was the Presidents Day holiday and many workers had the day off and schools were closed across the state for the federal holiday.

Speeds on the Merritt Parkway, Route 8/25 and I-84 were reported in the 30s as the snow picked up.

An earlier rollover accidents involving a pickup truck with a snowplow had been cleared from the Merritt in Greenwich. A two-car crash on the Merritt in Stratford had also been cleared.

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