Merritt Parkway reopens after tractor trailer hits overpass

Traffic alert from Eyewitness News

August 26, 2013 12:25:13 PM PDT
The Merritt Parkway northbound in Connecticut has been reopened following an incident in which a tractor trailer hit an overpass.

Police in Greenwich say the truck was traveling on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway when it hit the King Street overpass where it transitions onto the Merritt.

The vehicle lost its load of large metal pipes in the accident.

The Merritt was closed at the state line, and the Hutch was closed northbound in the same area on the New York side.

Traffic was detoured through local roads, causing heavy backups in the area.