COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 4:30 pm: A firefighter said a total of nine cars were involved in the crash.
ORIGINAL STORY: Multiple emergency crews have responded to the intersection of Vandiver and Paris for a multi-vehicle collision.
Firefighters said Vandiver will be blocked for an extended period of time.
Boone County Joint Communications is asking drivers to avoid the area if possible.
ABC 17 crews are on scene to learn more about the crash.
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