Police initially got a call on a two-vehicle crash at 16:46 in the afternoon. Upon arrival it turned out 18 vehicles had been involved, according to LETA.
State Police said that the accident was likely due to icy roads. Police and State Emergency Medical Service were still working at the site as of 18:00. No serious harm to humans has been caused, according to the information available.
Traffic is delayed on Dienvidu bridge in the direction of the city center. Drivers are asked to be careful as roads are slippery.