UPDATE: Virginia State Police now say a total of 63 cars were involved in a pileup on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday. Dozens of people have been injured, some of them critically.
Around 35 vehicles have been involved in a series of chain-reaction crashes that shut down a stretch of Interstate 64 near Williamsburg, Virginia.
There was ice on the bridge and heavy fog in the area at the time of the crashes, according to the Virginia State Police. Officials are reporting that injuries range from minor to life-threatening.
The crashes began at 7:51 AM in the westbound lanes of I-64 at the Queens Creek Bridge, the State Police said. “The eastbound lanes of I-64 are also closed due to crashes resulting from rubbernecking at the westbound crashes,” state police said.
Freezing fog also was reported at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on Sunday morning.