Icy Conditions Across Southern Colorado

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Icy road conditions are causing problems for drivers across southern Colorado.

State patrol is reporting multiple accidents along I-25, including several in the north and southbound lanes near Fountain and a cluster that caused northbound I 25 to close around 9:30 a.m. in Pueblo at exit 97b. That area opened again about an hour later.

Conditions are very icy all along I-25, but State Patrol says one of the most treacherous stretches in southern Colorado is in the area of mile marker 123-125. That is near PPIR and Ray Nixon Road.

Around 11:00 a.m. a semi and several vehicles crashed on northbound I-25 near South Academy in Colorado Springs. State Patrol says the semi is on its side blocking the northbound lanes. The Fountain Fire Department says one person was trapped. The northbound lanes remained closed until about 1:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs and Fountain police said they are on cold accident reporting. Information about criteria and how to report a minor traffic accident can by found in our FindIt links.

KKTV 11 News spoke with Springs Police and was told that because the city is on cold accident reporting, many accidents have not been reported yet. It's a good idea to allow extra drive time if you need to go out today.

When it comes to flying, Denver International Airport says 2" of snowfall there has caused delays averaging one hour. Sixty flights have been cancelled as of 10:30 a.m.

The Colorado Springs airport is also reporting a couple of delays and one cancellation.

Both airports recommend checking your flight status at their websites before leaving home. You can find those links on our FindIt page.




 
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