Residents react to massive rockfall on Southwest Colorado highway

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Residents react to massive rockfall on Southwest Colorado highway

‘It sounded like a jet engine. ... We were in awe, kind of shocked’
This 8.5 million-pound boulder fell from a cliff band above Colorado Highway 145 northeast of Dolores on May 24. Gov. Jared Polis announced it will be named Memorial Rock because it came down at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.

Residents react to massive rockfall on Southwest Colorado highway

This 8.5 million-pound boulder fell from a cliff band above Colorado Highway 145 northeast of Dolores on May 24. Gov. Jared Polis announced it will be named Memorial Rock because it came down at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.
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An 8.5 million-pound boulder fell from a cliff band May 24 and came to rest on the side of Colorado Highway 145. That’s about the weight of 1 million gallons of water, or about 3 acre-feet. Another way to think about it: It’s about the weight of 650 African bush elephants.

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