Southbound lanes of Interstate 25 are closed for about two miles near Pueblo after a vehicle carrying an oversized load hit the Highway 50 Bypass Bridge.
Alternate Routes Advised Due to Traffic Crash on Southbound Interstate 25 at the Highway 50 Bypass.
The Pueblo Police Department is asking the public to use alternate routes due to a traffic crash on Southbound Interstate 25 at the Highway 50 Bypass.
— Pueblo Police Department (@PuebloPolice1) November 16, 2023
According to a Pueblo Police Department post on X, the roadway is closed from West Highway 50, mile marker 101, until 13th Street, mile marker 99B.
Motorists can head west on U.S. 50 to Elizabeth Street, then turn left to head south on Elizabeth, then left on East 13th Street to take the onramp back onto I-25.
The department wrote on X that it is not clear how long the roadway will be closed.
Wednesday’s crash is the second time in a month that some or all lanes of I-25 were closed.
On Oct. 15, a train carrying coal over an interstate overpass north of Pueblo derailed and collapsed the bridge. The derailment killed 60-year-old Lafollette Henderson of Compton, Calif., a truck driver passing under the bridge, and spilled coal all over the roadway. The interstate did not fully reopen until Oct. 20.
This is a developing story.
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