This story has been updated.
A stretch of the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County has reopened after a five-vehicle, chain-reaction crash caused its closure.
The closure, on the northbound side, started around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and is between Main Avenue (Exit 40) and Route 33 (Exit 41).
During the closure, members of the Norwalk Fire Department worked to extricate two occupants from their vehicle.
The extrication of the male passenger took a couple of minutes, and he was transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS, with non-life threatening injuries, the Norwalk Fire Department said.
The driver’s extrication was a little more complicated and took around 15 minutes. The female driver was transported by Norwalk Hospital Paramedics with serious injuries. The four other operators involved in the accident were not injured.
The parkway remained closed so three tow trucks could travel the wrong way on the parkway to remove the vehicles and clean the roadway. The Parkway was reopened by 5:15 p.m.
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