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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WJW) — Crashes that caused serious traffic backup on I-480 and I-77 have been cleared, Ohio Department of Transportation confirms.

The crashes took place Saturday afternoon starting around noon, following multiple days of snowfall in the area, with the I-77 north ramp to I-480 and I-480 west at I-77 both closed for hours.

In the first crash, Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed that a trooper was struck in his cruiser on northbound I-77 at the exit for I-480 west while helping the Independence Police Department with traffic control following a previous commercial vehicle crash in the area. He was taken to Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights for injuries not considered life threatening.

The driver of the Jeep that hit the trooper vehicle was treated for his injuries at the scene but was not taken to the hospital.

The city of Independence also confirmed to FOX 8 that two multi-vehicle crashes caused the shutdown on I-480 west at I-77. First, two cars crashed around 2:30 p.m., then three other vehicles crashed in the area, the city said. Multiple people were reportedly taken to the hospital.

The city also confirmed that a semi-truck also stalled in the area, further causing delays.

Troopers continue to investigate the incidents.