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jmack 08-05-2005 04:19 PM

Rockslide Photos
CDOT pictures of the Clear Creek Rock Slide
Check them out:

Camiona 08-05-2005 11:17 PM

crazy!! thanks for posting those!

redbeard 08-08-2005 04:21 PM

that certainly explains it!

anyone know the story? were those trucks there working on it when it went? did they crash into it? etc?

those steel curtains only help for a couple rocks at a time, I guess... :shock:

Andy H. 08-08-2005 05:22 PM

I was wondering about the trucks myself -- if they were caught in the slide I bet the cabs were pretty stinky afterwards! :shock:

rivermanryan 08-08-2005 06:10 PM

Looks like CDOT should have been using rock bolts instead of chain-link mesh!

justinlk 08-09-2005 09:30 AM

Well, I don't think that big of slides are easy (or maybe even possible) to predict -so, I would say rock bolts probably were never even considered. That kind of metal fence/mesh is made to stop small rocks -the kind that break windshields and dent roofs, not the kind that squash semi trucks.
I would ask for hazard pay if I were driving.

cma 08-09-2005 10:50 AM

The trucks were just driving along, as I understand a car also just missed being crushed by inches.

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