GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH)-- With train riders now driving back roads are becoming a more popular path to get to work. Turns out, this commuting detour is creating congestion on secondary streets.
Commuters who don't usually drive, depending on the GPS, to find a back way to New York city clogged up usually quiet streets in Greenwich.
"A little chaotic but I would be stressed too if I was on the road," said Michelle Smith, Greenwich.
Many behind the wheel skipped 95 and the Merrit Parkway, opting for those windy routes through Greenwich backcountry to get to the White Plains train station.
But Route One was also busier than usual as regular train riders looked for any route getting them to work on time.
"Everyone had to get to work unfortunately so the trains really are such a big commuting agent for people to get out of Greenwich so its been very congested," said Smith.
So folks living along the back routes are used to sudden spikes in traffic if there is an accident on I-95 or the Merritt Parkway, but this could last three weeks and that is a long time to cope with sudden congestion.
"So I guess the next couple weeks will be pretty bad or, good and bad maybe," said Anthony Zaccagnino .
Anthony Zaccagnino has owned Glenville Shell Gas station for 32 years. He says this morning, cars came rolling in. Drivers wanted a full tank for their ride, whatever route they were taking.
"I've had more customers come in this morning to gas up, dropping people off at other stations or car pooling or picking people up saying they're on their way to the city and trying to get there early," said Zaccagnino.
So brace for brake lights on the back roads, because it's likely all those GPS's are sending drivers along what used to be the secret short cut.
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