Jul 28, 2010 8:28 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Heavy rain sets off Colorado rock slides

Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway.

San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured.

The slide occurred three miles east of Norwood, where Dinsmore says the soil is saturated from heavy rains the past few days.

In northeast Colorado, the National Weather Service says nearly 2 inches of rain fell southwest of Limon.


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