A multi-vehicle accident has hospitalized multiple people and snarled traffic on Tuscaloosa's Skyland Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

A Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman told the Thread that the northbound lanes of the busy highway were closed just past its intersection with McFarland Boulevard after a collision involving several vehicles.

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A crashed U-Haul truck and at least other damaged three other cars were visible at the scene of the accident just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Taylor could not immediately say how many vehicles were involved, but said several patients were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Skyland Boulevard remained closed in the area at 5 o'clock -- motorists should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

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