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3 years 6 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...

3 years 11 months 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...

3 years 11 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 2 weeks 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 9 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.

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