This story has been updated.
A crash that initially took out the left lane caused gridlock on a stretch of the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County during much of the Monday evening commute.
The northbound crash occurred between North Street (Exit 31) and Den Road (Exit 33), with stop-and-go delays to Lake Avenue (Exit 29).
Delays of up to 25-30 minutes were reported while the lane was blocked.
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