A multi-vehicle wreck occurred just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 221 south of Westwood Elementary School near West Jefferson.
The wreck involved a late-model Jeep and late model Honda. Both north and southbound lanes of U.S. 221 were closed and traffic was being rerouted to Beaver Creek Church
Responding units were: Ashe County Rescue Squad, Blue Ridge Medical Transport, Jefferson Police Department, N.C. Highway Patrol, West Jefferson Fire Department and West Jefferson Police Department.
The story will be updated as more information becomes available.