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One hundred and fifty tons of rock tumbled onto a Colorado highway Tuesday morning, shutting down a 30-mile stretch of road.
Highway 24 between Minturn and Leadville reopened Tuesday evening after about 17 hours.
The rockslide that caused the mess occurred south of Minturn around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, and was first reported by a driver whose vehicle was hit by falling rocks. The driver was uninjured, and notified Colorado State Patrol immediately.
Geologists assessed the area by helicopter to determine whether there was an immediate risk of further rockslides, while workers spent hours cleaning the highway and blasting giant boulders.
The roadway sustained significant damage, and will likely have to undergo more repairs at a later date. CDOT said they put a road patch down Tuesday to allow the road to reopen, and will return in the summer to "do a more permanent fix."
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