Major closure of northbound I-25 ramp, U.S. 36 following semi roll-over during rush hour

A semi-tractor trailer rolled on ramp from northbound Interstate 25 to westbound U.S. 36, triggering a major closure of the ramp and U.S. 36 during rush hour.

The semi driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries following the 8 a.m. crash, said Trooper Josh Lewis, spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.

Crews are on scene are working to clear the wreckage but the task is expected to take hours.

“Avoid the area at all costs,” Lewis said. “There are major back ups.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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