KUSA - Extremely windy conditions in northern Colorado closed Interstate 25 between Wellington and the Wyoming border for hours Monday afternoon.
The highway has since reopened.
The Colorado Department of Transportation also said that multiple wrecks are making travel in the area difficult.
The Wellington Fire Protection District tweeted that traffic backed up to the Wellington off ramp.
ALERT: Per @ColoradoDOT both directions of I-25 are closed between Wellington and the Wyoming Border due to high wind and multiple accidents. No estimated time for reopening. Traffic is already backing up on the Wellington off ramp. Please be careful. #roadclosed pic.twitter.com/h2rwFi5skf— Wellington Fire (@WellingtonFire1) November 20, 2017
Winds are gusting 50 to 80 miles per hour in the area, according to 9NEWS Meteorologist Belen De Leon.
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