Major crashes along I-25 from Denver to Pueblo Thursday night
There were multiple crashes along I-25 from Denver to Pueblo causing major delays Thursday night.
Colorado State Patrol shared a picture of the backups along I-25 near the Ridgegate exit on the south side of Denver at about 5:45 p.m. There were multiple vehicles involved and 12 people sent to the hospital, according to South Metro Fire. At least one of them had serious injuries.
There were dozens of cars involved in a crash in Denver along 6th Avenue near the I-25 interchange. The video below was shared with 11 News by Olivia Estrada:
Southbound I-25 was closed at Tomah in the Castle Rock area at about 7:30 p.m.
At about 6 p.m., northbound I-25 was closed at mile marker 108 because of multiple crashes in the Pueblo area.
The City of Colorado Springs went on "Accident Alert" status just before 6 p.m.
Accident Alert, or cold reporting, means if a driver is involved in a crash where alcohol or drugs are not suspected and there are no injuries, that the driver should exchange information with any other people involved, instead of calling police out to the scene.
During cold reporting, drivers have up to 72 hours to pick up a cold crash report from the police department or state patrol. They are also available
Springs police want to remind drivers that they should check road and travel conditions before heading out and leave more time to get to their destination if they must drive.
Drivers also need to travel at a safe speed for the conditions and leave an increased and safe following distance from the car in front of them. Drivers should use streets and roadways less hazardous in winter driving conditions.
Officers also warn that drivers need to remove any snow and ice obstructing their view and have decent tires, or snow tires, on their vehicles.
As more information becomes available this article will be updated.