COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A hazmat incident closed southbound I-25 in Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
Two lanes of southbound I-25 were back open at 9 p.m. following hours of traffic. The right lane was still closed for cleanup operations.
The closure was announced just before 3:30 p.m. between Northgate Boulevard and Interquest Parkway. The Colorado Department of Transportation only stated it was a hazmat spill and did not provide any other details.
The hazardous material was ammonium nitrate leaking from a semi tanker. The chemical is commonly used in fertilizer.
CDOT sent out a warning asking motorists to stay out of the shoulder, but video sent to 11 News showed a number of drivers causing more issues using the shoulder during the closure.