EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — A multi-vehicle crash shut down northbound I-25 south of Fountain for several hours Thursday.
At 12:04 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation reported a crash closing all northbound lanes of I-25 between Exit 125: Ray Nixon Road and Exit 128: U.S. 85. The accident reportedly involved multiple vehicles.
A KRDO crew at the scene reports a semi-trailer had jackknifed, blocking all lanes. As of 1 p.m., traffic was at a standstill and first responders are redirecting northbound traffic to Exit 122: Pikes Peak International Raceway.
CDOT announced at 1:41 p.m. officials are closing I-25 beginning at milepost 104.
A spokesperson with CDOT told KRDO they hope to have the road back open in the next several hours.
CDOT reported the road was back open at 4 p.m.
While crews were working on clearing that crash, CDOT reported another crash between Exit 119: Rancho Colorado Boulevard and Exit 122: Pikes Peak International Parkway just before 3 p.m.
⚠️UPDATE – 3:11 p.m. (1/27) – Shortly after the interstate was reopened, a semi jack-knifed at mile point 119, northbound. The left lane is blocked, however, traffic is getting by in the right lane and shoulder. There is a significant back-up at this time. pic.twitter.com/q0wvhCDkC2
— Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) January 27, 2022
By 4:21 p.m., crews had managed to clear that crash and reopen traffic.
No word on any injuries or what caused the pileup. At the time of the crash, the National Weather Service reported moderate to have snow in the area, causing hazardous driving conditions.