Accident closes major Toledo highway for hours

An accident at EB I-475 just before SB I-75 has backed up traffic to Douglas Rd. Drivers trying to go SB on I-75 are being re-routed to NB I-75.

Police say a U.S. Postal Service truck was EB on I-475 when a piece of equipment on the back fell off. The piece of equipment bounced and hit the car behind the truck. Then the same piece of equipment flew around, broke into pieces, one of which was run over by another car.

The car's oil pan was pierced, spreading oil all over the road, thereby causing several accidents.

Only minor injuries have been reported.

WTOL.com will have more as we receive it.