Morning Commute Leads to 5 Accidents

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - If your morning commute normally involves traveling down Interstate-185, more than likely you encountered a traffic mess.

A crash at Interstate-185 South and Saint Mary's Road caused traffic to back up as far as Manchester Expressway, during the 8:00 hour.  Following that accident, a series of four other accidents occurred.

Police and emergency crews said due to weather and rubber-necking, they had to clear a total of five accidents --- seven cars were involved, and two people had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. We're told they will be treated and released.

Traffic is still backed up at the moment. Police and emergency crews are still clearing out the last accident. So you may have to take a different route for lunch.