Enormous boulder ‘the size of a house‘ and weighing 2 MILLION POUNDS falls onto the Colorado highway, closing it indefinitely until authorities figure out how to move the giant rock
A boulder the size of a house fell onto a Colorado highway on Friday afternoon, prompting the state‘s transportation department to close the road indefinitely.
The Colorado 145 highway between Cortez and Telluride sustained severe damage due to the enormous rock fall.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the rock slide is located approximately 12 miles north of Dolores.
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‘The slide consisting of dirt, rock and two huge boulders which have destroyed the full width of the highway pavement,‘ the department shared on Facebook.
Officials said the impact of the boulder has left a trench that‘s ‘approximately eight feet deep across both lanes‘.
‘The road is impassable at this time,‘ the department added.
Authorities said a geo-technical team, equipment and supplies are being sent to the site.
Officials said the boulder is embedded on the highway. It will need to be blasted into smaller pieces in order to move it from the roadway.
It is not known when the road will be re-opened.