A nearly 9-mile stretch of Interstate 25 northbound will be closed intermittently on Friday so police, fire and EMS vehicles can enter and exit the funeral procession of fallen deputy Heath Gumm.

The closure will be in place from 104th Avenue to CO 7 (160th Avenue) in Adams County as the procession enters and exits I-25 starting at around 8:45 a.m.

Additionally, CO 7 (160th Avenue) will also be closed in both directions from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The funeral procession itself will head west on Highway 7 to North 119th Street. It will then turn south and proceed to East South Boulder Road before heading west and going to Flatirons Community Church at 355 W. South Boulder Road.

The Colorado Department of Transportation warns surrounding roads will likely become extremely congested as a result of the procession.

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The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Heath Gumm, 31, was shot in the chest on Jan. 24 in a neighborhood just east of Interstate 25 and 88th Avenue.
Adams County Sheriff's Office

The procession is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m., but CDOT says it's not a set time, and it's up to the family exactly when the procession will begin.

There is expected to be at least 2,000 vehicles as part of the procession moving at approximately 25 miles per hour.

Tolls will be waived on the North I-25 Express Lanes from 104th Avenue to 120th Avenue during the closure. Once the procession has passed through the area, the ramps will reopen and the tolls will be reinstated.

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