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Highway Closed For Rock Slide Near Manitou Springs

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Nine huge boulders blocked the westbound lanes of Highway 24 near Manitou Springs on Tuesday night. (credit: CBS)

Nine huge boulders blocked the westbound lanes of Highway 24 near Manitou Springs on Tuesday night. (credit: CBS)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A major highway near Manitou Springs is temporarily closed while road crews clean up a large rock slide.

Colorado Department of Transportation crews are working Friday to remove nearly a dozen rocks off Colorado Highway 24. Some of the rocks that fell Tuesday are as big as a car.

Crews pushed the rocks off the road and brought in a machine to blast the rocks into smaller pieces for easier removal.

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