WALDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 14 was closed for a short time near Walden Thursday during a traffic jam involving wildlife.
A herd of pronghorn got too close to the road.READ MORE: 'Feels Like Summer Happened Overnight': Xcel Energy Ready To Respond To Heat-Related Outages
All the snow in Colorado’s high country has forced wildlife closer to the highway because they are having a hard time reaching food, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.READ MORE: Play Ball Park Offering Ultimate Baseball Fan Experience During All-Star Week
Workers from the state department were able to move the animals off the road and reopened the highway at approximately 1:30 p.m.MORE NEWS: Heat Waves Can Sometimes Cause Travel Problems By Air And On Land
Many people refer incorrectly to pronghorn as antelope. They are common in rural areas in Colorado.