UPDATE : I-75 now open after multiple car accident in Whitley County

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT)- UPDATE: I-75 is now open after the accident in Whitley County near the 18 mile marker.

We have a traffic alert for you. Approximately 12 vehicles are involved in a collision on I-75 southbound at mile marker 18.

Kentucky State Police and Whitley County crews are currently on the scene.

Officials tell us all southbound lanes are closed at this time. Officials aren't sure how long the road will be closed.

We're told there are some injuries, but we aren't sure of the extent at this time.

At 6 p.m., state transportation officials say they expected the southbound lanes to be closed for at least two more hours.

We have a crew on the scene and we will bring you updates as they become available.

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