FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Southbound Interstate 25 was closed in Fort Collins on Friday after a semitrailer rolled and spilled hazardous materials, the Colorado State Patrol said.
Major traffic accident on I-25 SB, just south of prospect road. I-25 is closed for Haz-Mat spill. pic.twitter.com/7ROMmudroW
— CSP Larimer (@CSP_Larimer) March 20, 2015
The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. south of Prospect Road, closing the interstate after up to 200 gallons of hydraulic fluid and up to 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck’s boom crane system spilled onto the road.
Several cars drove through the fluids, stretching the contamination south toward Harmony Road, authorities said.
The southbound lanes of the interstate are expected to be closed for two to three hours as crews from the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Poudre Fire Authority worked to clean up the mess.
Traffic was backed up for several miles and was taken off the interstate at Mulberry Street (Colorado Highway 14).
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