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Dozens Injured In 63-Car Pileup On A Busy Highway

A multi-vehicle crash involving 63 vehicles shut down both sides of a highway in Virginia, U.S. on Sunday, with dozens rushed to hospital.

At least 35 people were injured in the crash on the Interstate 64 in York County, Virginia State Police said.

The crash occurred at the Queens Creek Bridge before Camp Peary, exit 238, at 7:51 a.m. a spokesperson for the Virginia Department Of Traffic said.

Cars are piled on top of one another following a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 64 in York County. Image: AP

Twenty-four patients were transported to Riverside Regional Medical Centre,  hospital spokesperson Peter Glagola said.

"One patient has serious injuries, five are being treated for moderate injuries, and 18 for minor injuries," he said.

There have been no reports of fatalities.

Emergency personnel work the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup. Image: AP

Photos of the incident show cars piled-up, with some cars completely trapped by others.

Another crash at the Queens Creek Bridge is blocking a single eastbound lane on I-64, according to VDOT.

Traffic cameras in the area show heavy fog and backups on both sides of the highway.

Drivers and emergency personnel remain on the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 64. Image: AP

Virginia State Police units along with York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and VDOT are on-scene assisting and rerouting traffic.

VDOT confirmed all lanes of the highway at Queens Creek bridge had reopened.

Police said there was ice on the bridge and heavy fog in the area at the time of the crash, but did not comment if these were the cause.

With CBS 6.