DANVILLE, Va. -

Three people were taken to the hospital after a seven-vehicle accident in Danville on Thursday afternoon.

The accident is on Central Boulevard (Route 86), near the intersection with Broad Street. One northbound lane of Central Boulevard is closed. There is heavy congestion in the area.

A rescue worker described the accident as a “domino effect.”

It’s not clear how serious the injuries are of the three people taken to the hospital.

The accident is in the area of George Washington High School.