FAIRHAVEN — There are reports of a car accident that has slowed traffic on Route 195 West.

The crash occured just west of Exit 18, and reportedly has traffic backed up into Mattapoisett.

Fairhaven Fire Chief Tim Francis tells WBSM News his department sent two ambulances to the scene, and transported three people to a local hospital with what he described as non life-threatening injuries.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while State Police are working to clear the scene.