A truck driver on Monday traveled at 15 mph on Route 106 from Stamford, through Darien and into New Canaan, then attempted to turn left onto the Merritt Parkway northbound at Exit 36, only to stop and back up, further snarling the traffic he had halted.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation states clearly on its website—and on-ramps and other places—that trucks are not allowed on the Merritt Parkway.
It wasn't clear whether the trucker from this morning also attempted to travel beneath the Exit 36 overpass. If anyone has photos of that, please share them.
Normally, we run the "REALLY?" column every other Friday, but New Canaan Patch staff determined that this morning's transgression merited a special installment. We'll run an extra installment of "The Little Things" this week for balance.