Huge wreck backs up WB 202 at Thomas during rush hour

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MESA -- Several vehicles were involved in an early morning wreck on the westbound Loop 202 at Thomas Road.

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Video from NewsChopper 3 showed the huge wreck blocking three lanes. Traffic was making it by on the shoulder, but the backup was about three miles, reported Bruce Haffner.

According to the Department of Public Safety, seven vehicles were involved.

Mesa crews were clearing the scene.

Several people were hurt, but most of those injuries reportedly were minor.

It's not clear if the weather was a factor in the wreck.

The freeway re-opened to traffic shortly after 9 a.m.