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.