PORTERSVILLE (KDKA) — An accident near a construction zone on Interstate 79 in Butler County is causing major traffic backups in that area this afternoon.

State police say the multi-vehicle crash happened on the northbound side of I-79 in Portersville.

There’s no word on if anyone was injured in the accident.

But there’s heavy construction going on in that area adding to the traffic mess.

Backups are reportedly stretching for miles.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

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