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I-25 reopens near Monument Hill after hours of traffic delays

August 26, 2014 Updated: August 26, 2014 at 2:46 pm
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A crash on northbound Interstate 25 Tuesday morning caused traffic delays for motorists heading over Monument Hill, shutting down lanes until about 2 p.m.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m., and it involved three vehicles - one of which is a semi, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. One person was taken to Penrose Hospital, Reid said, but there was no additional information on the person's injuries.

Reid said that diesel fuel spilled on the road, which contributed to the delays.

A tweet by Colorado Springs traffic officials said that at least two northbound lanes of I-25 were blocked, and a third was partially blocked.

They later tweeted around 1:30 p.m. that the left and center lanes were reopened but the right lane was closed for continued cleanup. All lanes were reopened by 2 p.m.

"It's probably going to be a little bit of time that all the residual slowing gets out of there," Reid said.

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