A bad accident on Route 7 is jamming traffic

Friday: 5:45 p.m. — Ridgefield police report Route 7 is now open.

Friday, 4:20 p.m. — A detour for southbound traffic has been set up at Florida Hill Road.

Northbound traffic is being detoured up Route 102 to Route 35.

Police say it will be "a while" before the road is re-opened.

Friday, 3:35 p.m. — A head-on crash on Route 7 near the Country Diner in Ridgefield has trapped one motorist and has closed the highway.

The road is "totally closed," Ridgefield police say.

Many emergency personnel from two towns are on the scene.

Motorists should avoid Route 7 north of Branchville and south of Route 35.

On Sunday, a two-car crash very near this site closed the road for hours.