As weather warms, expect rocks
Aspen, CO Colorado
DENVER ” As weather warms, more and more rocks are being dislodged and falling on highways or near them.
On Friday, a truck hit a basketball-sized rock on westbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. State troopers say a truck passenger was treated for minor injuries.
Nancy Shanks of the state transportation department says a boulder 30-foot long, 12-feet wide and 12-feet tall tumbled down McClure Pass. It landed on the edge of Highway 133 between Paonia and Carbondale.
On Thursday, a 3-foot diameter rock came down onto Colorado Highway 139 in Douglas Pass, between Loma and Rangely.
In addition to damaging cars, rock falls have claimed several lives in recent years.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a limited-liability company has proper standing to sue the city of Aspen over its affordable-housing fees.