BROWNSVILLE, Oregon (AP) — Dozens of vehicles, including semi-trailers, were involved in a deadly crash in dense fog on Oregon’s Interstate 5 on Wednesday.

One person died in the multi-vehicle accident that occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway north of Eugene, Oregon State Police told KOIN TV. About 60 vehicles, including up to 20 trailers, were involved in the crashes Wednesday morning that spanned more than a mile and led to the closure of that section of the highway.

The Ministry of Environmental Quality responded to address leaking fluids from six of the trailers, police said. School buses from Eugene were reportedly sent to take several dozen stranded motorists to a nearby truck stop.

Authorities believe the fog led to the crash, police said.

Transportation officials later said the highway closure in the area had been extended due to two more multiple vehicle accidents Wednesday afternoon.

“BE PATIENCE AND SLOW,” transport officials said in a tweet.

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