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Multiple crashes cause I-25 backups

Published On: Oct 01 2012 06:55:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2012 11:32:40 AM CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Multiple accidents on south bound Interstate-25 caused traffic backups at the Circle exit.

The first crash happened at about 5:45 a.m Monday.

Four separate accidents were reported, involving a total of 11 to 12 vehicles, according to police. 

Colorado Springs police said a pickup truck hit a guardrail, causing a blockage in the left lane.  Police said that crash caused other crashes. Another accident involved a semi-truck and another involved six vehicles.

Tow trucks began coming in at around 6:30 a.m. to clean up the area. Officials said they hoped to have the area cleared up by rush hour.

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