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All lanes of I-25 shut down between E 58th and I-70 Monday morning after wind blows down overhead sign

Sign hit a semi-truck, driver wasn't hurt
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Posted at 5:37 AM, May 06, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-06 14:52:57-04

DENVER — All lanes of I-25 shut down between E 58th Ave. and I-70 for about an hour Monday morning after wind blew down an overhead sign, according to an Adams County Fire Rescue post on the social media site X.

This happened just after 4:30 a.m. Monday just north of 53rd Pl., Adams County Fire Rescue said. Traffic started to get through in the right-hand lanes about an hour later.

But the left lanes remain blocked because the sign hit a semi-truck, Sgt. Adam Sherman with the Adams County Sheriff's Office told Denver7. The driver wasn't hurt. But the left-hand lanes needed to be cleared before they could reopen.

Part of I-25 shut down Monday morning after wind blows down overhead sign

Crews cut off about 3 feet of the pole so cars could eventually pass, Adams County Fire Rescue said.

Colorado Department of Transportation helped Adams County Fire Rescue to drag the sign off the highway.

All lanes completely reopened by 10 a.m. Monday.

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"The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to determine the cause of a sign structure to fall on southbound Interstate 25 between 58th Avenue and I-70 early this morning. While high winds were occurring at the time of the incident, CDOT is conducting a thorough investigation into what caused the sign structure to fall," CDOT Communications Manager for the Denver metro Tamara Rollison said in a news release Monday afternoon.

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