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Merrick Road near Wantagh Parkway reopens after crash, police say

A multivehicle crash forced the closure of westbound

A multivehicle crash forced the closure of westbound Merrick Road at Wantagh Avenue near the entrance to the Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A morning rush-hour crash involving six vehicles forced the closure of westbound Merrick Road at Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh for almost 2 1⁄2 hours Tuesday, Nassau County police said.

Police said there were “multiple” injuries, but that none of those were serious. The total number of injured — and the types of injuries — was not immediately available.

The crash occurred just west of Wantagh Avenue, near the entrance to the Wantagh State Parkway, at 7:23 a.m.

The road was closed for cleanup until 9:50 a.m., police said.

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