Motorcycle accident snarls southbound Interstate 25 traffic in Thornton

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A motorcycle accident caused traffic problems on southbound Interstate 25 at Thornton Parkway on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

THORNTON, Colo. — A motorcycle accident closed two lanes of southbound Interstate 25 at Thornton Parkway on Thursday morning.

The motorcyclist was on on the interstate being tended to by paramedics, and an ambulance arrived on the scene.

Traffic was only getting by in a part of the right lane and the right shoulder.

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The extent of the injuries to the motorcyclist was not known or if there were any other injuries.

The lanes reopened about 6:30 a.m., but there was still a backup north of the accident scene.