UPDATE: Interstate 24 is now open, but traffic delays continue to make for a slower-than-normal commute.

A multiple-vehicle accident Friday morning snarled traffic. The accident, on Interstate 24 eastbound near Exit 184 and Moore Road, backed up traffic for several miles as rescue and emergency personnel dealt with the accident.

As is common in such accidents during rush hour, the resulting traffic slowdown stretched from the accident site onto Interstate 75 southbound to East Brainerd Road, and on Interstate 75 northbound past Ringgold Road.

Early reports are that those involved sustained some injuries, but details are few at this time.