MONUMENT, Colo. -

Southbound lanes of Interstate 25 are now reopened south of Monument.  They were closed for a couple of hours because of a traffic accident.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. and caused major backups on I-25.  Around 6 p.m., lanes were closed and traffic was detoured onto Baptist Road. 

For the latest on the Thursday morning commute, watch KRDO Newschannel 13 at 10.