FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Rail riders in Fairfield County are not the only ones experiencing travel headaches Friday afternoon.
Interstate 95 was congested in both directions Friday, and the Merritt Parkway northbound was also log-jammed as commuters tried to make their way home.
According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation website, traffic was delayed for the 27-plus mile stretch between Greenwich and Bridgeport on I-95.
The Northbound Merritt was also moving slowly from Exit 28 to Exit 51, a 29.3-mile stretch between Exit 28 in Greenwich and Exit 51 in Trumbull.
Southbound traffic on I-95 was also congested between Exits 10 and Exits 2 from Darien into Stamford and Greenwich. ConnDOT does not expect the congestion to be relieved for nearly three hours. A disabled motor vehicle at 4:48 p.m. between Exits 4 and 3 helped to cause the southbound congestion.
Commuters in Danbury were also experiencing delays. There was congestion between Exits 2 and 5 eastbound on Interstate 84, and was expected to last until around 6:30 p.m.
Also, buses were running Friday to shuttle train riders around the malfunctioning Walk Bridge in South Norwalk.