Accidents slow traffic on Highway 99 in Modesto

The southbound and northbound lanes of Highway 99 in Modesto are jammed up this morning after a couple of collisions and a housing event at John Thurman Field.

The Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus opened its waiting list for its Housing Choice vouchers program this morning at John Thurman Field, handing out applications this morning.

Traffic getting to John Thurman Field was backed up all the way on to the Tuolumne Boulevard off-ramp, slowing traffic in the slow lanes by 8 a.m.

About 20 minutes later, there was a multiple-car injury accident near the central Modesto off-ramp, further slowing the southbound lanes through Modesto, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 10 minutes later, the CHP reported an accident near Crows Landing Road in the northbound lanes.

Drive safely if you're heading into that area.

The Housing Choice voucher program at John Thurman Field will run through Thursday.