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Mar 23, 2013 11:35 PM by Tony Spehar -

Snow causes traffic troubles on I-25

Icy roads and blowing snow caused multiple accidents and forced crews to shut-down I-25 for nearly four-hours on Saturday.

At around 12:45 p.m. Colorado State Patrol Shutdown I-25 near the Pueblo County line after numerous accidents slowed traffic and created hazards for drivers and emergency responders.

"I think it happened about ten-minutes before we were getting ready to go through Fountain, so we've been here since the beginning," explained driver Dennis Mercer.

Hundreds of motorists were stuck waiting in traffic on the interstate or at truck stops along I-25.

"We were stuck on the interstate an hour-and-a-half by the wreck," described driver Laura Hinkle. "We're going to plot, go get gas and start plotting, get out the maps."

Crews finally cleaned up the mess from all the accidents and re-opened I-25 at 4:20 p.m. nearly four-hours after the first accidents.

"Almost three-hours I've been trying to get back home," explained driver Tom Patton. "We're just trying to get back home to Pueblo."

Colorado State Patrol didn't report any serious injuries from the accidents that forced the shut-down of I-25.



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