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Thursday, February 27 Local

SB delays ease on Merritt Parkway after accident

UPDATE: 9:03 AM

Traffic speeds are increasing.

UPDATE: 8:51 AM

The left lane has reopened.

But, there are still big delays.

Southbound travel time between Route 8 in Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk is 84 minutes.

UPDATE: 8:35 AM

DOT said traffic congestion from the accident is nearly five miles.

Left lane remains closed.

Southbound travel time between Route 8 in Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk is now 76 minutes.

With traffic or accidents, the travel time is 19 minutes.

EARLIER STORY

A two-vehicle on the southbound Merritt Parkway has closed a lane at the height of the morning rush hour on Thursday.

The accident, reported at 7:57 a.m., has closed the left lane between Exits 44 in Fairfield and 42 in Westport.

The state Department of Transportation reported the average speed in the area is 21 mph.

At 8:11 a.m., travel time between Route 8 in Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk is 49 minutes.

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