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Rockslide cleared on US Highway 24 near Minturn

By: Associated Press
April 23, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2014 at 8:06 am
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photo - The Colorado Department of Transportation provided this photo of a slide covering U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn, Colo., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen. The department says geologists are assessing the safety of surrounding areas, including rocks directly above the slide area. (AP Photo/Colorado Dept. of Transportation)
The Colorado Department of Transportation provided this photo of a slide covering U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn, Colo., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen. The department says geologists are assessing the safety of surrounding areas, including rocks directly above the slide area. (AP Photo/Colorado Dept. of Transportation) 

MINTURN — U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn has been reopened after workers cleared a rockslide that brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway early Tuesday.

The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff and caused significant damage, punching holes in the highway.

According to the Vail Daily (http://tinyurl.com/md7tkw7 ), a 20-year-old woman suffered minor injuries when she drove into one of those holes.

The unidentified woman was treated and released at Vail Valley Medical Center.

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Information from: Vail Daily, http://www.vaildaily.com/

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