Update: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 5: The two northbound Highway 17 lanes, which shut down for nearly two hours this morning, are clear now following a 10-car pileup north of Redwood Estates Road in Los Gatos.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the accident, which was reported north of Summit Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County.
A severe traffic alert for this section of the deadly highway northbound past Madrone Drive was issued by the CHP.
All lanes were closed for about two hours by the multiple-vehicle accident. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and expect delays. There was no estimated time to reopen the roadway when the warning was issued, according to the alert.
Initially, it was reported that between four and five cars were believed to have been involved in the crash, which was called in at about 9:50 a.m. just north of Redwood Estates Road, CHP Officer James Evans said. No injuries were reported.
On our Los Gatos Patch Commute alert feature, the accident was also being reported warning motorists to "Expect Some Delays In SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS accident. right lane blocked on HWY 17 NB at BIG MOODY CURVE. Stop and go traffic from SUMMIT RD."
—Bay City News Service contributed to this report