Truck Carrying Butter Crashes on Merritt Parkway

A tractor-trailer hauling butter hit a bridge on the Greenwich-New York state line, shutting down the Merritt Parkway/Route 15 in the northbound direction for hours on Tuesday.

The truck was traveling northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway into Connecticut on the Merritt Parkway when it struck the King Street overpass near exit 27 on the Greenwich-New York line and then caught on fire, according to state police.

There were no hazardous materials in the truck, which was only carrying butter, according to Greenwich police.

The Merritt Parkway was closed until about 7 p.m., according to police. Traffic on King Street was also backed up from Westchester County into Connecticut following the crash.

No one was hurt in the crash, police said.

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