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Several people were injured and River Road was closed in both directions after a multivehicle crash in Bethesda on Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer said the crash involved three vehicles and occurred near the intersection of Ridgefield and River roads at about 2:45 p.m.

River Road was closed in both directions at least initially, and southbound lanes were blocked at Bradley Road. Piringer said ambulances had been called to the scene.

This story will be updated.