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Monday, March 29, 2010
State police have identified a Weston man, Lawrence Simonoff, 35, as the fatality from an I-95 crash today at Exit 17 northbound in Westport. They said Simonoff’s car (r) was sideswiped as he drove in the center lane, hit the median, and then was struck on the driver’s side by a tractor-trailer. Two other cars were also involved in the accident but their drivers escaped serious injury. The roadway was slick from rain at the time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
UPDATE State police closed I-95 northbound for three hours today following a fatal crash at Exit 17 in Westport involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles.
Lawrence M. Simonoff: 35-year-old Weston man was killed. File photo
The roadway reopened shortly before 2 p.m. after being shut down since shortly before 11 am. because of the crash between the off and on-ramps northbound at Exit 17 in the Saugatuck area.
The victim was later identified by state police as Lawrence M. Simonoff, 35, of Weston. They said his car and another sideswiped in the center lane, causing him to crash into the median. He was then hit on the driver’s side by the 18-wheeler. It was raining at the time.
One of the other cars hit the right guardrail and was rear-ended by the third car, state police said. Their drivers escaped serious injury.
Flood waters washed over Westport’s Richmondville Avenue today as rains continued throughout the day. By late afternoon, almost 2 inches had fallen since midnight and forecasters said another 3 inches or so could fall by Wednesday morning. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a coastal Flood Advisory for Westport and area which is in effect from 10 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Tuesday.
In addition, a coastal Flood Watch has also been issued from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.
Tides ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 feet above normal will cause additional minor coastal flooding with the high tide cycle tonight. High tide in Westport is at 11:35 p.m.
Tidal departures of 2.0 to 2.5 feet above normal may result in moderate coastal flooding Tuesday morning.
Westport Parks & Recreation Department’s Stuart McCarthy (yellow slicker) points out tree damage today at Winslow Park to a team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Inspectors were in Westport and other Fairfield County municipalities today inspecting damage from the March 13-14 storm to see if the area qualifies for federal emergency funding. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
UPDATE State police accident investigators inspect a vehicle involved in a fatal I-95 accident with a tractor-trailer on I-95 northbound at Exit 17 in Westport today. The victim was later identified by state police as Lawrence Simonoff, 35, of Weston, employed at Bloomberg Financial in Stamford. They said his car was sideswiped by a car from the center lane, hit the median and then was struck on the driver’s side by the 18-wheeler. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport firefighters look over a vehicle involved in a fatal crash with a tractor-trailer truck today on I-95 northbound at Exit 17 in Westport. The accident during rainy weather shut down the highway northbound and caused traffic jams throughout the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Traffic on I-95 northbound in Westport today was at a standstill because of an accident at Exit 17 in Westport that killed one person and injured an unknown number of others. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
One person died today in an I-95 crash northbound at Exit 17 in Westport, according to emergency workers on the scene. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and several vehicles. The roadway was closed down in all lanes as a result of the accident. View is from a Department of Transportation traffic camera. DOT photo
A crash in the northbound lanes of I-95 at Exit 17 in Westport’s Saugatuck area forced closure of the roadway and all traffic was being diverted off at Exit 17. The diversion backed up Riverside Avenue and adjacent roads. View is from a Department of Transportation traffic camera. COT photo
It was a slower morning at the Westport Parks & Recreation offices at Longshore Club Park today compared to prior years on the first day of walk-ins for summer program passes. Westporter Peter Orkin has all the attention of staff member Jean Trimboli as he picks up his golf hand pass. Steve Rubin of the Parks & Rec staff attributed the lighter than normal turnout to the success of the online registration system that many residents used starting a week ago. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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