Tough commute for drivers along I-25 on Tuesday due to multiple closures

A car fire forced the closure of southbound I-25 on 10/27/20.
A car fire forced the closure of southbound I-25 on 10/27/20.(City of COS)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 5:08 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 at 6:05 PM MDT
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - It was a tough few hours for motorists and first responders along I-25 Tuesday evening.

The latest hurdle was a car fire that shut down southbound I-25 just north of Monument. All of southbound I-25 was closed at about 6 p.m. and back open before 7 p.m. near County Line Road.

Prior to the southbound closure, northbound I-25 was closed just south of Castle Rock on Tuesday during rush hour for a short period of time.

“Small vehicle spun out and ran into an empty fuel hauler and is now under one of the saddle tanks,” Colorado State Patrol wrote on Twitter.

The crash on I-25 was reported at about 5 p.m. near mile marker 167, the Greenland exit. The crash on the northbound side of I-25 was cleared at about 5: 15 p.m.

11 News has reached out to Colorado State Patrol for more details on both crashes along I-25.

There was also a crash on Powers that was reported at about 4:41 p.m. and impacted both directions of Powers and part of Stetson Hills Boulevard. The crash was clear before 6 p.m. with no serious injuries.

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