Two weeks ago, as I was driving to work in Fairfield on Interstate 95 in the pouring rain, I glanced at a sign reading Accident: 5-mile backup. I was just approaching Exit 29, so I got off the highway and decided to make my way to Fairfield Avenue and get to my favorite diner in time for a quick breakfast.
Things were fine until I crossed Brewster Avenue in Black Rock. From that point, there was a wall of traffic, barely crawling toward the Fairfield traffic circle. The last broadcast I heard indicated that there had been a pre-dawn accident with an overturned tractor trailer and a vehicle and traffic would likely be blocked for hours.