I-25 closed near Pueblo for train derailment

Interstate 25 is closed north of Pueblo after a train derailment spilled cars and coal across the interstate.

I-25 closed in both directions between exits 104 and 106, the Colorado State Patrol announced Sunday around 4 p.m. on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter.

Gary Cutler, spokesperson for the Colorado State Patrol, said the railroad bridge over the highway collapsed as the train derailed, but officials aren’t sure what caused the derailment yet.

A semitrailer was under the bridge at the time of the crash, and rescue crews are working to extract the driver from the cab, Culter said. Last he heard, the driver was unconscious.

It is currently unknown if other vehicles were involved.

Officials expect an extended closure to remove the train cars and coal from the roadway, Cutler said. It is unlikely that the road will re-open before Monday.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, multiple law enforcement and first responder agencies are on the scene, and travelers should avoid the area.

Both Pueblo’s and Colorado Spring’s Fire Departments have confirmed they have units on scene.

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