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Large boulders roll onto northwest Colorado highway

A front-end loader had to come in and help with removal.
Credit: Lisa Duda

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. — Several large boulders rolled onto U.S. Highway 40 near Mount Harris Canyon in northwest Colorado Wednesday night.

The rock slide occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday on US 40 between Routt Country Road 52 and Routt County Road 68.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said they had to alternate traffic flows while the boulders were removed. The roadway fully reopened to traffic by 5:46 p.m.

According to Steamboat Radio, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said a front-end loader had to come in and help with removal and a CDOT plow also assisted. No one was hurt by the rocks.

Credit: Hannah Erhart
Credit: Lisa Duda

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