UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): CSPD is reporting Powers and Astrozon are back open.

Powers was shut down between Fountain and Hancock, and Astrozon was shut down just east and west of Powers for several hours while crews worked to extricate trapped parties and clear the road of a major traffic crash.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) has reported a traffic accident that is expected to close southbound Powers Boulevard.

At 4 p.m., CSFD said parties are trapped as a result of the crash at Astrozon and Powers and crews are working to shut down southbound Powers. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes and avoid the area.