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Multi-vehicle crash closes all NB lanes of I-25 near Fountain for hours

Photo courtesy of Kerri Lemme

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.

Photo courtesy of Ginger Brinkhaus

CDOT announced at 1:41 p.m. officials are closing I-25 beginning at milepost 104.

Courtesy of Crystal Maldonado

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.

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.

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