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Rock Slide Closes Road, Forces 220-Mile Detour

November 26, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

A rock slide closed a 24-mile section of Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum, forcing travelers on a 220-mile mountain detour.

No one was hurt in the slide, which crushed the pavement in spots, because the highway had been closed earlier when a truck overturned. Crews were getting ready to reopen the interstate when the rocks began falling.

Officials said the highway sustained an "enormous amount" of damage, ensuring that it would be closed for at least a day.

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