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Falling rocks causing a hazard due to rainfall

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The constant rainfall this week has Colorado Department of Transportation crews out watching for falling rocks.

There were rocks that came down today along Highway 115 and  crews told News 5 the danger of falling rocks is a year-round hazard.

"Whenever the rain starts infILtrating the rocks it starts to act like WD-40 and the rocks want to come down and slip and slide so yeah there definetly a better opportunity for rock fall," says CDOT Supervisor Brad Beauer.

Beauer says we're not yet experiencing the freeze-thaw effect that brings down rocks in the winter.

Crews are constantly driving though Ute Pass and other areas with potential for falling rocks to make sure that the roads are clear. They warn drivers not to run over rocks on the roadways and to be aware that rocks can fall at any time, so do what you can to stay away from them.
 

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