Looking westbound in Norwalk, between Exits 41 and 40, on the Merritt Parkway, the highway was empty this morning after an accident. (Photo by Dawn Shmaruk)

NORWALK — An accident this morning shut down the Merritt Parkway heading westbound, causing a melange of traffic troubles in Westport and beyond.

Traffic virtually stopped on the Merritt Parkway heading west in Norwalk, after Exit 41. (Photo by Dawn Shmaruk)
Traffic stopped on the westbound side of the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk this morning following an accident. (Photo by Dawn Shmaruk)