GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Traveling to Denver for the weekend? It might not be the best weekend to do so. Poor weather and driving conditions are being considered as the main reason for several crashes.
The Colorado State Patrol is on scene at I-25 near mile marker 253 for multiple vehicle crashes, including a semi-tanker that was engulfed in flames. An estimated 20-50 vehicles have crashed or gone off the roadway in that area, which is heavily impacted by snow and weather. Northbound traffic is closed and not anticipated to open for at least 5-7 hours.
Several parties have been transported to MCR with unknown injuries. No fatalities have been reported. The Red Cross is responding to the area to assist stranded motorists and on-scene personnel.
The Colorado State Patrol recommends avoiding driving in inclement weather and conditions whenever possible.