Northern state reopens after car crash

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Northern State Parkway in Melville has been reopened after a one-car accident led to the closure of all but one lane during the afternoon rush hour, state police said.

The car hit the center divider between east- and westbound lanes at 4:11 p.m. near Exit 40, which is Route 110, police said. The state has been revamping the interchange at that location as part of a $56 million renovation project that started in May 2010.

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Due to the location, all eastbound lanes had been closed and just one westbound lane had been open, police said shortly after the accident.

The driver was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said, and no charges were filed.

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