U.S. 285 Rock Slide Photos

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What an interesting way to start the weekend. Last night a 40 ton boulder slid from a steep embankment and landed on U.S. 285 near Indian Hills. Its absolutely amazing that this boulder didn’t land on a car traveling southbound. It took up 2 lanes and closed the highway for several hours. The boulder which was roughly 20 feet in diameter was eventually pushed from the road by 2 large front end loaders. The highway was re-opened but there is still a lot of clean up work taking place. I stopped by this morning in the awesome Colorado spring weather to get a couple of shots to go with our story.

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