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Posted on: May 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Expect Heavy Delays on Your Commute

May 19, 2013

Good evening, this is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Residents and commuters should be prepared for a long commute on Monday. Due to Friday’s Metro North train accident, 30,000 people are expected to be displaced and finding alternate methods of transportation to work. Heavy delays are expected on I-95 and the Merrit Parkway.

Metro North will provide shuttle bus service from Bridgeport and Fairfield to Westport, South Norwalk, and Stamford where normal train service will be available. They do not expect to have enough buses to handle the volume of commuters that normally travel. No shuttle service will be available at the Southport station. Train service will also resume between New Haven and Bridgeport. Check the MTA website at for shuttle routes and train information and check the Connecticut DOT website at for highway information.

The Governor is asking the public to car pool, stay home, or stay overnight once in New York.

Please keep your thoughts and prayers with those who were injured in the accident and we all hope for their quick recovery.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for your understanding and your patience as we work through this together.

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