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All lanes of I-25 in Colorado Springs reopened after truck carrying pipes rolls

October 22, 2013 Updated: October 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm
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The scene Tuesday, October 22, 2013 on I-25 just south of Cimarron where a rolled semi spilled a load of plastic pipes that shutting both directions of the Interstate. Photo by Mark Reis

1:50 P.M. UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 25 have reopened after a Tuesday morning crash that started when a semi-truck carrying pipes rolled.

One northbound lane was the last to be blocked.

1:30 P.M. UPDATE: All southbound lanes of Intersate 25 are open and all but one northbound lane are open after a Tuesday morning wreck.

All lanes of I-25 between Cimarron Street and Nevada Avenue were closed because of an overturned truck and a multiple-vehicle crash at 8:20 a.m., Colorado Springs police said.

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The left northbound lane of Interstate 25 opened shortly after 11:30 a.m. The right and center lanes are still closed for debris cleanup. Two southbound lanes on are open, but traffic remains severely gridlocked in all directions on I-25.

All lanes of I-25 between Cimarron Street and Nevada Avenue were closed because of an overturned truck and a multiple-vehicle crash, Colorado Springs police said.

Shortly after 8:20 a.m. a large flat-bed truck carrying pipes overturned just south of Cimarron Street, blocking all northbound lanes. The oversized pipes spilled over to the southbound lanes and caused several vehicles to crash, but only minor injuries were reported, Sgt. Bradley Pratt said.

The investigation and clean up are expected to take several hours and drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid this area and find alternate routes.

Southbound traffic is being diverted through Cimarron Street and northbound traffic is being redirected through Nevada Avenue.

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