Route 7 reopens after major backups caused by Friday evening crashes

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Police are investigating after drivers on Route 7 were backed up for hours on Friday evening.

This comes after crashes in both the westbound and eastbound lanes.

NewsChannel 13 is told one involved a dislodged trailer.

This was in the area of the Boght Road Overpass in Colonie.

State police said multiple people went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both lanes are back open.