Interstate 25 lanes reopened just before Thursday rush hour

Crews worked for hours to clean a fuel spill.

A towing crew works to remove an overturned tanker truck from Interstate 25 northbound. (CDOT)

A towing crew works to remove an overturned tanker truck from Interstate 25 northbound. (CDOT)

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Interstate 25’s northbound lanes were reopened Thursday afternoon after a day-long closure near Park Avenue.

Crews had removed an overturned tanker truck from the road, but they still had some cleanup to do — and they had to inspect the road for damage, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The crash happened before 7:30 a.m. during the morning rush hour. CDOT confirmed that the lanes were reopened at 3:17 p.m.

Clean-up crews used foam to contain the spill, and then removed fuel from the tanker before it could be moved. Five vehicles were involved in the crash, and four people were hospitalized with minor injuries, according to Denver Police.

A towing crew works to remove an overturned tanker truck from Interstate 25 northbound. (CDOT)

A towing crew works to remove an overturned tanker truck from Interstate 25 northbound. (CDOT)