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3 years 8 months ago

Highway 50 through Cotopaxi reopens

News First 5's Andy Koen has just called into the newsroom from Cotopaxi to report that the section of Colorado Highway 50 that had been closed for the past several days has just reopened. CDOT crews have been working day and night to clear tons of boulders that fell to...

3 years 8 months ago

Rock removal continues near Cotopaxi

Rock removal continues on Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi to remove rubble from a rock slide that happened Monday. Crews worked until sundown yesterday and all morning trying to break the larger boulders into smaller pieces so they can be hauled away. Workers are using drills and blasting...

4 years 1 month ago

Rock slide kills Colorado hiker

A 30-year-old man has died from injuries after he was caught in a rock slide while hiking in southwestern Colorado. San Miguel County Coroner Robert Dempsey said John Arthur Merrill of Cortez was climbing El Diente Peak in the San Juan Mountains when he was injured. Another hiker saw...

4 years 2 months ago

Hwy. 24 closure today for rock removal

After rock slides partially closed US Highway 24 twice in successive weeks, damaging some vehicles but causing no injuries, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking the unusual step of closing the highway to remove rocks. The closure is today, beginning at 9:30 am. They hope to reopen the...

3 years 11 months ago

Rock slide closes one lane of Highway 24

A rock slide has forced the closure of one westbound lane of Highway 24 near Manitou Springs. The slide happened Monday afternoon near near Cave of the Winds. Work crews are trying to clear the slide. Twitpic photo from Doug Leavy.

4 years 3 months ago

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...

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