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  1. #1
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    Default US-50 closed in Colorado due to rockslide

    From cotrip.org:

    Closed to Traffic

    US 50 Eastbound / Westbound Salida to Hwy 9 Royal Gorge (Milemarker 223-269)
    Closed due to major rockslide west of Cotopaxi with limited local traffic, including access to Cotopaxi and Westcliffe via Hwy 69. Rockslide covering all lanes with estimates of 100' long, 20' to 25' feet deep. Road closure began February 14th, 2011 at 4:25pm. Alternate route is Hwy 9, US 24, US 285. No estimated time to reopen.

  2. #2
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    Default Good post

    Whoa! That sounds like a mess!

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  3. #3
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    Default Messy alright !

    They estimate around 7000 tons of mess !

    A report and workers at the scene here. Some were hoping to have it open today, others are saying it could be Tuesday, which still might be a little optimistic ! Once it's cleared they will have to assess the damage to the roadway, at present they seem confident/hopeful that there is no severe damage and they will be able to open some lanes while repairing others.

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  5. #5
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    Default Wow !

    That's an almighty effort !

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