Multi-vehicle crash on southbound I-25 at 84th Avenue closed several lanes of interstate Tuesday morning

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A large crash involving multiple vehicles shut down several lanes of southbound Interstate 25 at 84th Avenue Tuesday morning.

Officer Matt Barnes with the Thornton Police Department said according to preliminary reports, the department believes there were two separate crashes in that area — one with up to five involved vehicles.

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The crash occurred shortly before 6:15. a.m. For about an hour, four lanes were blocked and one lane of traffic was getting by. Traffic was backed up to 120th by 6:30 a.m.

All lanes reopened at 7:40 a.m.

Denver7 Traffic Reporter Jayson Luber recommended that drivers leave I-25 and use Huron Street, Washington Street or Federal Boulevard south to Highway 36 to get around the crash.

Police did not yet have information on injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with Denver7 for updates.