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Friday's traffic: Rollover crash shuts down southbound lanes of North Academy

By: The Gazette
January 12, 2018 Updated: January 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed at Silverthorne, mile marker 205, due to multiple spinouts. Photo courtesy Colorado State Patrol.

UPDATE 7:24 p.m. 

A rollover crash has closed southbound lanes of North Academy Boulevard near North Carefree Circle.

Colorado Springs police have asked drivers to expect delays and avoid the area.  
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UPDATE 9:29 a.m.

The crash on Venetucci Boulevard near The Boradmoor World Arena was a single vehicle crash. The driver swerved off the road onto the concrete underneath a bridge. Fire crews extricated her from the vehicle, since the driver's side door was blocked by the guardrail.

She was transported to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Drivers are advised to proceed with caution through the area while emergency crews clear the area.

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UPDATE 8:35 a.m.

Colorado Springs firefighters are responding to a serious crash on Venetucci Boulevard near The Broadmoor World Arena. At least one person is trapped in the vehicle.

Eastbound I-70 has reopened. Chain and Traction Laws are in place.

Click here for live updates on The Gazette's interactive traffic map.

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UPDATE 8:16 a.m.

The driver of the semitruck that ran off the roadway on southbound I-25 south of Fountain has minor injuries. Cargo cleanup is still in progress. The ramp is partially blocked, but still accessible.

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UPDATE 8:04 a.m.

Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed at Silverthorne, mile marker 205, due to multiple spinouts.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is reporting travel time from Denver/C-470 to the Eisenhower Tunnel to be 90 minutes.

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UPDATE 7:10 a.m.

All lanes of North Carefree and Peterson Road have reopened.

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UPDATE 6:15 a.m.

Westbound lanes of N. Carefree Circle and southbound lanes of Peterson Road are closed for crash investigation and cleanup.

Gazette news partner KKTV suggests you take Barnes or Constitution for the westbound closures and Powers or Marksheffel to get around the southbound closures.

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6:09 a.m.

A semi has run off the roadway on southbound I-25 at mile marker 124, according to Colorado State Patrol. Emergency vehicle are on scene. 

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