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Apr 24, 2013 12:54 AM by Annie Snead

Highway 24 is now open after a rock slide

Highway 24 is now clear after a rock slide earlier Tuesday night.
At least nine rocks, 10 feet long and 10 feet high, fell on the left-hand westbound lane of the highway.
CDOT was able to move the rocks out of the way with two bucket loaders.
Those with CDOT say when there is a lot of moisture slides happen more often because water freezes and expands causing the rocks to crack.
The slide happened near mile marker 297, according to state patrol. That's about one mile west of Manitou Springs.
Wednesday, crews will come and inspect the area.
On a later date, CDOT will bring a boulder buster in and drill holes to crack the rocks make them more manageable to move.


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