LARIMER COUNTY - Northbound Interstate 25 is closed at mile marker 254, which is just north of Johnson's Corner, due to a crash that left a semi-truck hanging off of a bridge.
The semi-truck is hanging off of the I-25 bridge that goes over Highway 402.
Northbound I-25 traffic is being diverted off of the interstate at exit 255, the Highway 402 exit, and is being allowed right back on using the I-25 on ramp at the same location.
The Colorado State Patrol said about 20 gallons of fuel leaked onto I-25 and Highway 402. CSP was able to use an absorbent to clean up the fuel spill.
According to CSP, the truck was headed northbound on I-25 when, for some reason, the truck drifted left as he went over the overpass and hit the guardrail. The truck took out about 100 feet of guardrail and damaged about 280 feet of guardrail before even hitting the bridge, according to CSP. Troopers said the truck took out more than 100 feet of guardrail and damaged more than 280 feet.
The male driver and the male co-driver were not injured. It was not raining at the time, so CSP is investigating what caused the truck to veer to the left. However, officials say both drivers will be cited for careless driving.
CSP, CDOT and Loveland Fire had to lift the truck up off the guardrail and inch it back onto the bridge.
The trailer was empty. Officials say if the trailer had a full load, there was a good chance the semi-truck could have fallen off the interstate onto Highway 402.
I-25 was a mess Tuesday morning. Northbound I-25 was also closed at I-70 for a crash also involving a semi-truck around 3 a.m.
OTHER TRAFFIC SNARL: NB I-25 closed at I-70 due to semi-truck rollover crash
Both crashes had severe impacts on Tuesday morning's commute.
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