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Massive boulder closes Colorado highway "indefinitely"

A giant rock "the size of a building" is blocking a highway in Colorado, officials said. A rock slide Friday afternoon resulted in two boulders that destroyed a large portion of the pavement, closing the road "indefinitely." 

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the rock slide created an 8-foot-deep trench spanning the width of the highway. The highway — which is now impassable — is located between Cortez and Telluride, just north of Dolores. 

#SWCODOT CO 145 ROCK FALL UPDATE: CO 145 between Cortez & Telluride is closed indefinitely due to a significant rock...

Posted by Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday, May 24, 2019

It is not currently known when the road will be reopened. According to the department, a team is being sent to the site to examine the boulder, "which remains embedded on the highway needs to be blasted into smaller pieces in order to move it off the roadway."

According to the Colorado DOT, the rock is the "size of a building."  Colorado Department of Transportation
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