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Southbound I-25 reopens near Larkspur after small radioactive material spill

southbound I-25 hazmat situation
Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 27, 2022

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 temporarily closed at Tomah Road near Larkspur Wednesday after a piece of construction equipment fell off a vehicle, releasing a small amount of radioactive material on the road, according to Colorado State Patrol.

CSP routed vehicles off the highway until it reopened around 2:30 p.m.

The equipment was on a pallet on the back of a vehicle, CSP said. There was a 300-foot radius around the affected area of the road. It's not clear how much of the radioactive material was released.

Castle Rock Hazmat and CSP Hazmat responded. Nearby residents did not need to be concerned about the incident, CSP said.