Boulders block Boulder Canyon road near Boulder, Colorado, Boulder County Sheriff's Office says
A rockslide blocked a portion of Boulder Canyon road near Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday. (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)
TORONTO -- Boulders blocked a portion of Boulder Canyon road near Boulder, Colorado, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s office who boasted about the event on social media.
Officials said the rockslide happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening and the road would remain closed for several days.
Photos showed car-sized, umm, boulders blocking the two-lane roadway. Officials said the closure effects a 25-kilometre stretch of road between Boulder to the top of the canyon in Nederland.
“The closure of Boulder Canyon will likely last several days as crews work to remove the boulders that need to be blasted and hauled away,” the sheriff’s office said. “They also need to repair road damage caused by the slide.”
No injuries were reported as a result of the rockslide.