I-70 Reopens After Dynamite Found

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A stretch of Interstate 70 in western Colorado has reopened after the discovery of several pounds of old dynamite on a property nearby.

The highway closed in both directions for two miles between Palisade and Clifton while specialists removed the explosives.

Authorities were reportedly concerned that if the dynamite detonated, it could dislodge rocks from the Book Cliffs - the tall, sandstone rock formations that run along the highway in the area. The Grand Junction Bomb Squad was called to remove the dynamite.

Drivers were routed onto U.S. 6 while the interstate was closed.