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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut ktensa@dailyvoice.com

Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to writing local news, enjoying winter sports and reading nonfiction books.

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  1. Overturned Car Cleared From Merritt In Norwalk

    Overturned Car Cleared From Merritt In Norwalk

    update: The crash scene has been cleared and all lanes of the Merritt are open.NORWALK, Conn. — A rollover crash was blocking one lane of the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk at midday on Wednesday, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.The crash occurred on the Merritt Parkway northbound between Exit 40B and Exit 41, DOT said. The right lane is closed. The crash was ...

  2. Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Fairfield County continues to dig out from a huge nor'easter, overnight freezing temps have left many roads ice-covered and slippery on Wednesday morning. Residual snow and slush on roads and sidewalks will remain frozen Wednesday, as temperatures struggle to reach the mid-20s by the afternoon, the National Weather Service warned. As a result, untreated ...

  3. How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Weston And Westport?

    How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Weston And Westport?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was billed as a blizzard, expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow across Fairfield County on Tuesday. In the end, while it was certainly the worst storm of the season, it came up short in the snowfall totals. And it was still causing problems early Wednesday. Residual snow and slush was refreezing overnight, resulting in hazardous conditions on roads and ...

  4. I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A massive 10-vehicle chain-reaction pileup occurred as drivers swerved to try to avoid a light pole that was knocked onto I-95 in Fairfield in a previous crash early Tuesday, state police said.      Tom Barberino, 44, of Greenwich, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with serious injuries after his Hyundai Sonata became wedged under a tractor-trailer as part of the ...

  5. Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Norwalk Despite Travel Ban

    Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Norwalk Despite Travel Ban

    NORWALK, Conn. — Crews were clearing the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-95 in Norwalk on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The accident occurred on I-95 south between Exits 15 and 14 at about 1:30 p.m., DOT said. I-95 was closed at the time of the accident due to a statewide travel ban on state highways as a winter storm raged. The ...

  6. Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The travel ban on state roads that went into effect early Tuesday morning will be lifted effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced. But Malloy is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible Tuesday evening as travel conditions remain treacherous as snow continues to fall statewide in a late winter blizzard.“By limiting travel on ...

  7. Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Stay off the roads and stay ahead of the shoveling. That was the message Tuesday morning from Gov. Dannel Malloy to Connecticut residents, who are quickly becoming snowbound by a blizzard."it's a good day to make brownies," said Malloy. "A good day to read a book." But first, you may want to tackle that shoveling, with up to 2 feet of snow ...

  8. Metro-North Suspending All Train Service

    Metro-North Suspending All Train Service

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North will suspend train service into and out of Grand Central Terminal at noon due to the anticipated impact of the blizzard and due to low ridership Tuesday morning, the MTA announced.The last trains will depart their originating terminals starting at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Grand Central and at their final outlying destinations by noon. No trains will ...

  9. Metro-North Operating On Reduced Schedule, No Branch Service

    Metro-North Operating On Reduced Schedule, No Branch Service

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As a blizzard began to pound the region on Tuesday, Metro-North Railroad‏ is running on a reduced Sunday schedule.Extra trains will be added as needed on the reduced schedule, the MTA announced via Twitter. Also, there will be no train service on the New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, Wassaic branches.A blizzard slamming the entire metro area is expected to drop ...

  10. Blizzard Hits Before Dawn, May Drop 2 Feet Of Snow In Weston, Westport

    Blizzard Hits Before Dawn, May Drop 2 Feet Of Snow In Weston, Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents across Fairfield County woke up Tuesday morning to find snow falling and whiteout conditions as a blizzard began to pound the East Coast while they slept.  And by the time it stops snowing when you go to bed Tuesday night, there could be up to 2 feet of snow on the ground, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. Related ...

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