Several people reportedly were injured in a traffic accident on Route 22 in Whitehall Township late Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred just west of the Route 145 interchange, where Route 22 crosses Jordan Creek, reported the Lehigh County Communications Center.

It occurred in the westbound lanes, shortly before 5 p.m.

State police at Bethlehem also are checking out reports that a second accident has occurred on westbound Route 22  near the 15th Street interchange.