PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An incident in Providence forced police to shut down I-95 North, causing significant traffic backups during the Friday morning commute.

All lanes on that side of the highway were closed in the area of Exit 18.

According to the R.I. Department of Transportation, the closure was due to a “medical emergency,” and there was also a disabled vehicle in the left-center lane that has since been cleared.

By 9 a.m., traffic was moving again, but there were still delays in both directions.