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Truck Crashes On I-95 & Merritt Cause Closures, Big Traffic Delays

I-95 is pretty much a parking lot after a massive accident in Norwalk on Thursday morning.
I-95 is pretty much a parking lot after a massive accident in Norwalk on Thursday morning. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

UPDATE : The Merritt Parkway has reopened after the truck crash, according to Connecticut State Police.

Original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Thursday morning commute is a mess in lower Fairfield County — on both I-95 and the Merritt Parkway.

The Merritt is closed on the northbound side between Exits 31 and 33 because of tractor-trailer accident, the state Department of Transportation said.

The tractor-trailer was involved in a crash with a vehicle at about 6:20 a.m., DOT said.

State police said there are life-threatening injuries in the accident. Greenwich police said the parkway would be closed for several more hours.

Traffic delays were reported in both directions on North Street, with cars exiting the Merritt.

Tractor-trailers are prohibited from traveling on the parkway.

It was not clear when the accident scene would be finally cleared.

And I-95 southbound reopened after it was closed for over an hour in Norwalk after a multi-vehicle crash, DOT said.

The crash on I-95 southbound between Exits 14 and 13 occurred at about 6:30 a.m. All lanes were closed for about an hour. The left and right lanes were still closed at 7:50 a.m., DOT said, but were reopened by 8 a.m.

Four cars, three trucks and one semi-truck were involved in the crash, according to the Connecticut Post .

Huge traffic jams of nearly 10 miles were reported, back to Exit 19 in Fairfield. On the northbound side, rubber-necking was causing backups for about 3 miles, back to Exit 10 in Darien, DOT said.

Norwalk police also were reporting large traffic jams on city streets due to the I-95 closure.

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