CULLMAN — Seven vehicles are involved in an accident at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama Highway 157.
Cullman police at the scene are reporting that the driver of a tractor-trailer rig apparently lost consciousness and struck several vehicles at the intersection.
Police have not confirmed fatalaties at the scene but several ambulances have been dispatched. Helicopters have also been called to airlift the injured.
Traffic is backed in all directions from the accident and motorists should slow down or find another route until the scene is cleared.