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Multi-Car Accident, HAZMAT Situation Close Merritt Northbound

Route 15 North is closed between exits 52 and 53 after an accident involving three to five cars.

Fire and emergency officials are on the scene of a multi-car accident on the Merritt Parkway that has closed down the roadway between exits 52 and 53.

According to Fire Marshal Brian Lampart, the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. and involves three to five vehicles, one of which might have rolled over.

Lampart also said there were reports that a patient was lying on the roadway.

's Engine 2 and 4 are responding, as well as an ambulance from Trumbull's department, Lampart said.

Additionally, a 25-gallon fuel tank reportedly ruptured and the leak can not be stopped. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been requested to respond to the scene.

Stratford Patch will provide updates to this story as they become available.

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