HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered a halt to routine roadway maintenance work in lower Fairfield County to reduce congestion as commuters avoid Metro-North Railroad disruptions into New York City.

Malloy said Thursday that all routine work will stop on Interstate 95, the Merritt Parkway, Route 1, Route 7, Route 123 and busy secondary roads.

Routine maintenance being halted includes mowing, patching, catch basin brush clearing, tree trimming and line painting.

Bridge maintenance that requires lane closure for the safety of workers is being done at night and night work will stop by 6 a.m.

Rail service on the New Haven line has been disrupted since Wednesday when a high-voltage circuit failed in a New York City suburb. Con Edison is working to repair the equipment.

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