I-97 SB closed in wake of accident near New Cut Road

Interstate 97 was closed to all southbound traffic Wednesday afternoon following a large accident.

Shortly before 1 p.m., six vehicles were involved in a crash on I-97. Anne Arundel County Police said the interstate is closed after New Cut Road.

Three people were transported for treatment, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

A second crash later in the day at  I-97 and Quarterfield Road further snarled traffic on the interstate highway. Officials say two vehicles were involved in that incident and two people had injuries.

Officials asked that I-97 be avoided.

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