A crash involving two semi trucks and a car Friday morning has closed both lanes of Interstate 25 between U.S. 34 and Colo. 402 in east Loveland, and there is no estimate of when the highway will reopen.
According to Loveland Fire Rescue Authority division chief Greg Ward, the crash happened about 7:40 a.m. in the construction area of I-25 on the bridge over the Big Thompson River, which Ward said is a very narrow strip of the interstate.
The crash in the northbound lanes damaged a temporary construction wall above the southbound lanes, which forced the closure of both the northbound and southbound lanes.
No one was injured, he said.
Both semis, one a cargo truck carrying food products and the other a tanker carrying fuel, were leaking diesel from their fuel tanks. The tanker trailer itself was not leaking, Ward said.
Crews were concerned the fuel had spilled into the river, but he said they were able to confirm that it had not.
By 8:15 a.m. Friday, Ward said crews were able to stop the leak from both trucks and were waiting on heavy tow trucks to make it to the area to move the vehicles and for the Colorado Department of Transportation to inspect the construction wall.
This is a developing story. The Loveland Reporter-Herald will update as more information becomes available.