Northbound traffic at a standstill on I-95
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.):
Northbound traffic on Interstate 95 is now stretching up to Exit 27 in Bridgeport. Travel times between there and Stamford are moving at an average of 14 mph.
The Merritt Parkway is showing northbound delays, too. Traffic has slowed between Norwalk and Bridgeport, as well as between Trumbull and Stratford, according to the Department of Transportation’s latest estimates.
Northbound commuters can expect slow-moving traffic from Stamford up to Bridgeport, as rush hour bogs down parts of Interstate 95 Tuesday afternoon.
Average travel speeds are stuck in the teens from Exit 27 in Fairfield down to Exit 8 in Stamford, as of 3:30 p.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. And that’s with no reported accidents in the area.
Homeward-bound drivers headed north may want to head for the Merritt Parkway instead. The DOT estimates that travelers are driving about twice the speed over that same stretch, with minor traffic in some areas limiting speeds to the mid-30s.
Southbound traffic on both major roadways appears to be moving along smoothly, according to those same DOT projections.