The highway patrol is on the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup west of Defiance on U.S. 24. Traffic is blocked-off in both directions on route 24, somewhere between state routes 127 and 49, near the Defiance-Paulding County line. A dense freezing fog has hit that area; and likely was a factor in this crash. A number of rescue squads were sent to the scene. More details are expected later this morning.