UPDATE: 12:07 PM

All southbound lanes are open.

Expect residual delays southbound.

Northbound travel speeds have returned to normal.

UPDATE: 12:04 PM

All northbound lanes are open.

Right southbound lane remains closed.

UPDATE: 11:52 AM

Lanes remain closed; left lane northbound and right lane southbound, both near Exit 42.

Southbound travel remains the worst with an average speed of 16 mph.

Travel time from Route 8 in Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk is 65 minutes, according to DOT.

UPDATE: 11:35 AM

DOT says the northbound left lane is closed. Westport FD is on the scene. The accident is near the Exit 42 entrance ramp.

Northbound travel time from Route 7 in Norwalk to Route 8 in Trumbull is 37 minutes.

Travel is worse southbound with 3.6 miles of delays.

Travel time from Route 8 in Trumbull to Route 7 in Norwalk is 62 minutes.

EARLIER STORY

Two separate accidents on the Merritt Parkway in Westport are affecting both north and southbound traffic.

The first accident, reported at 11:01 a.m., closed the left lane between Exits 42 and 44.

Seven minutes later, a two-vehicle accident, closed a southbound lane between Exits 44 and 42.

Check out these traffic cams in the area here.