I-25 back open between Pueblo and Fountain on Thursday following multiple crashes
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - Northbound I-25 was closed between Pueblo and Fountain due to a series of crashes and deteriorating road conditions.
At about 3:11 p.m. CDOT provided a brief update stating the highway had reopened and soon after a semi “jack-knifed” near PPIR. As of 3:25 p.m. the left lane was blocked and traffic was getting by on the right lane and shoulder. At that time, traffic was still backed up for miles. At about 4:15 p.m. all lanes were back open.
The northbound side of the interstate was first closed between mile markers 125-128 for a 10-15 vehicle crash at about noon. According to a state trooper, a slew of vehicles first collided at mile marker 127, then an oncoming semi-truck was added to the pileup.
Following that crash, CDOT began closing 2-mile stretches of interstate between Fountain and Pueblo for “safety closures” before announcing it was shutting down the entire northbound side between mile markers 104-128.
Road conditions are expected to be poor heading into the afternoon due to a blast of snow in the region. Follow traffic conditions by clicking here.
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