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Tanker crash closes I-25 in Thornton Thursday morning

Driver transported to hospital with minor injuries
Sept 22 2022 crash on I-25 at 84th
Semi tractor-trailer crash closes I-25 in Thornton
Posted at 4:40 AM, Sep 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 10:09:38-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Interstate 25 closed in both directions early Thursday due to a crash involving a tanker at 84th Avenue.

Around 6:45 a.m., southbound lanes of I-25 reopened. Northbound is still closed.

The Colorado Department of Transportation first tweeted about the closure shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

The driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, according to Adams County Fire Rescue.

The Thornton Police Department warned there would be an extended closure to clean up the chemicals from the crash.

The 84th Avenue overpass was also closed for the cleanup work.

The northbound on-ramp from 84th Avenue to I-25 reopened around 6:10 a.m.

Traffic from northbound I-25 is diverted eastbound toward Grant Street or Washington Street then back up to Thornton Parkway and to I-25, according to Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber.

This is a breaking story. Tune into Denver7 through the morning for live updates.