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Rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 on March 28

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Colorado Department of Transportation removes a truck from the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 40 after a rockslide Monday morning. The truck and a vehicle following it drove into the eastbound lane to avoid the slide but could not avoid the rocks. Photo by John F. Russell

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Tim Dickerson, front, and Andy Meadow use a blast cap to break a large rock into smaller pieces as Colorado Department of Transportation cleaned up a rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 on Monday afternoon. The slide, which happened at about 8 a.m., closed the highway for more than 2 hours. The highway was limited to one lane for most of the day as crews worked to clean up a large section of rock that had fallen on to the road. Photo by John F. Russell

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Colorado Department of Transportation employee Chris Miller uses a front-end loader to remove parts of a rock that slid onto U.S. Highway 40 on Monday morning. The rocks struck two westbound vehicles and closed the road for two hours. One lane of the road was reopened as crews had to use explosives to break up the rock before it could be removed. Photo by John F. Russell

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West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman sent in this photo of damage from this morning's rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 near Mount Harris. One man was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Courtesy of Bryan Rickman

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West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman sent in this photo of damage to a truck after a rockslide on Monday on U.S. Highway 40. One man was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Bryan Rickman/Courtesy

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Cars were limited to one lane after a rockslide on U.S. Highway 40 on Monday morning. Seann Smith/Courtesy

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A Colorado Department of Transportation employee removes rocks from U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden after a rockslide closed the road for about two hours Monday morning. Two westbound vehicles were struck by the sliding rocks. No serious injuries were reported. Photo by John F. Russell

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A Colorado State Patrol car sits behind a 15-foot-by-20-foot boulder that broke loose along U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Steamboat Springs on Monday morning. Two westbound vehicles were caught by the slide, and a passenger in a truck was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Photo by John F. Russell

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sashas 3 years, 5 months ago

Not even CLOSE to what was really on the road!

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