All SB lanes of I-225 near Smith Road reopen after hazmat crews clean up corrosive chemical spill

AURORA, Colo. - All southbound lanes of  Interstate 225 near 17th Avenue in Aurora reopened about 5:45 a.m. Friday after crews finished cleaning up a morning hazardous material.

Aurora's hazardous material clean-up crews were called to I-225 about 8:30 a.m. after a truck leaked chlorine and a corrosive chemical near Smith Road.

The chemical leaked from a truck while it was moving, according to Aurora Police Department Capt. Allen Robnett.

The amount of product released is unknown. However, it is well dispersed, Aurora city officials said on Facebook. 

Traffic on southbound I-225 was reduced to one lane approaching 17th Avenue. Northbound traffic was not affected.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said drivers should expect delays.


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