Multiple accidents reported on I-70 west of Columbia

POSTED: 03:30 PM CDT May 02, 2013    UPDATED: 09:03 PM CDT May 02, 2013 
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Multiple accidents have been reported in Mid-Missouri, causing significant delays on area roads.

Around 3 p.m. Thursday, two accidents were reported on the westbound lanes of I-70 just west of Columbia.

Emergency crews responded to the accidents, including one that involved hazardous material. Both crashes involved tractor trailers.

The accidents were near Midway and the Perche Creek Bridge and were causing tracking to back up nearly seven miles to the Highway 63 connector.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area or expect delays.

Another accident on eastbound Route 50 near Clark Road in Jefferson City and traffic down to a single lane.