Large boulders fall onto I-70 in DeBeque Canyon

Minor damage to roadway
Minor damage to roadway(KKCO)
Published: Mar. 16, 2022 at 4:16 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado Department of Transportation has reported several rock slides that happened Tuesday, which caused some minor damage to the roadway.

Three separate rock slides happened at mile markers 54, 55 and 58.1.

Communication Director Elise Thatcher says around 12:30 a.m. on March 16. Crews responded to a rockfall at mile markers 54 and 58.1. CDOT reports there was a large boulder around 3.5 feet x 3.5 feet, along with some basketball and softball-sized rocks that came down onto the interstate.

Thatcher also confirmed that two much larger boulders fell down at mile marker 55.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, two large boulders roughly 13ft x 10ft x 3ft and one rock around 4ft x 4ft x 4ft and several smaller rocks fell onto the roadway causing minor damage.

CDOT also says one car was damaged by some of the rocks, and one driver was taken to the hospital with injuries resulting from an airbag deployment.

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