Highway 24 reopens Tuesday after rockslide

30th December, 2014 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The road from Minturn to Red Cliff is open again — at least for now. A massive rockslide the Saturday evening dumped an estimated 400 tons of rock — and several boulders the size of pickup trucks — onto U.S. Highway 24 just above Minturn. The slide damaged two vehicles, but no one was injured. Tracy Trulove of the Colorado Department of Transportation said some of the boulders had to be blasted apart so they could be loaded onto trucks. The largest of those boulders actually hit the highway twice, since the slide came down from above …

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