Multiple accidents shutting down interstate traffic in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. -- Monday traffic has been made worse by multiple accidents in Omaha.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers and Omaha Police are responding to multiple crashes on I-80 near 84th Street in both eastbound and westbound lanes.

Backups are affecting I-680, as well.

Authorities advise drivers to avoid I-80 through the metro area at this time and to find alternate routes.

Major delays are expected.

By 10:43 a.m., the Nebraska State Patrol reported that lanes were beginning to open up, though traffic flow remained heavily impacted.