A serious accident has shut down Route 9W just in time for the end of a busy Friday morning commute.

Hudson Valley traffic reporter, Nancy Reamy, reports that 9W is closed in Esopus due to an accident. The closure is between Parker Avenue and Main Street, with cars backing up in both directions, causing significant delays.

There have been unconfirmed reports of two separate accidents in the area, with medivac helicopters being landed at the nearby Esopus fire house. Some witnesses familiar with the situation are saying that there have been reports of multiple fatalities, We have yet to confirm any details about the accident.

If you're traveling anywhere near Esopus on 9W you will want to find an alternate route this morning as the road will most likely be closed for an extended period of time to investigate the accident.

We will keep you posted with more information as it's released. Be sure to stay tuned to 101.5 WPDH for the latest traffic information. You can listen live on our free mobile app.