Multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks closes northbound I-25 near Loveland

Snowy weather and slick roads could mean treacherous driving conditions around Colorado, evidenced by crashes  stacking up Tuesday.

Interstate 25 was shut down northbound at mile marker 255 near Loveland Tuesday afternoon due to a multi-vehicle crash involving several semi-trucks, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

Six people were taken to a local hospital with injuries from the crash, Lewis said.

Troopers responded to the call which came through at 12:38 p.m., Lewis said. As of 2 p.m., authorities didn’t know how many vehicles were involved.

Traffic is being diverted to Colorado State Highway 402.

Pictures from the crash taken by CSP show several vehicles crunched on top of each other and pinned between other vehicles and the guiderails.

CSP said the northbound interstate could be closed for at least four hours as of just before 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service said snow was accumulating on Colorado highways, showing photos of white roads in Burlington and Wild Horse.

“Be prepared for patches of ice on bridges and overpasses along with areas of poor visibilities,” read a tweet from the National Weather Service. “Snow is moving to the northeast and should impact the remaining Tri-State area throughout the afternoon.”

The National Weather Service in Boulder said light snow is expected to fall throughout Tuesday as a storm system moves across southern Colorado with snow accumulations predicted to be an inch or less in most areas across the plains. Elbert and Lincoln counties may see a few inches of snow, the weather service said. Higher terrain is anticipated to see 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Roads are expected to be slick in most areas. Tonight, the snow is forecast to taper off in the evening as the storm system moves east.

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