Dozen-motor vehicle pileup halts journey on interstate in Colorado

Versie Dortch

An image of the aftermath of a crash involving 10 to 15 motor vehicles south of Colorado Springs, Colorado on Thursday. (Twitter/@ColoradoDOT)

A sequence of crashes unfolded just south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday afternoon as major snow blanketed roadways.

The to start with crash was noted about 1:30 p.m., local time, involving 10 to 15 motor vehicles on Northbound Interstate 25 all-around mile marker 127 close to Fountain, Colorado, according to KKTV. An oncoming semi-truck ongoing the pileup, creating further more complications.

A two-mile extend of Interstate 25 was closed in between Fountain and Pueblo, Colorado, nevertheless the shut-off place was afterwards extended to stretch from northbound mile markers 104 to128.

Radar of Fountain, Colorado from 1:15 p.m., neighborhood time, Thursday. The crash was to start with claimed at 1:30 p.m., local time.

“Colorado Springs experienced a very good burst of snow late in the early morning around 10 to 10:30 a.m. and lasted for a couple of hrs. Visibility dropped as minimal as 1/8 mile at the airport,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Danielle Knittle explained.

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At the time of the crash, hefty snow was seen all-around Fountain and relocating south. Snow has been impacting much of Colorado during the working day on Thursday.

In excess of 3.5 inches of snow was reported to have fallen in Fountain on Thursday. Farther north in the Denver metro location, Littleton, Colorado, described 4 inches by Thursday afternoon. Pinecliffe, Colorado, described 6.4 inches of snow from the storm — the most in the condition as of 3:00 p.m., neighborhood time.

At all-around 3:00 p.m., local time, the interstate was reopened to traffic, but congestion remained as automobiles driving the pileup commenced to move.

Congestion on interstate 25 following the pileup. (Colorado Division of Transportation)

Just right after 3:30 p.m., area time, Interstate 25 northbound was when all over again shut because of to a crash among Exit 119 and 122. That part of the interstate reopened about an hour afterwards.

The Colorado Department of Transportation carries on to suggest drivers to drive at slower speeds.

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