(Saanich Police/Twitter)

UPDATE: The site of the accident has been cleared as of approximately 4:55 p.m.

Earlier: Saanich police are advising commuters to avoid south-bound Pat Bay Highway due to a multi-vehicle incident south of McKenzie Ave.

As of 3:45 p.m., officers are dealing with a three-vehicle collision, and the south-bound highway has been reduced to one-lane. North-bound traffic is reportedly slow as well.

In a tweet, police stated that significant delays are to be expected. The incident occurred on south-bound Pat Bay Hwy, south of McKenzie Ave.