Highway 24 closed after rockslide near Manitou Springs; rocks as big as cars fell, blocked road

Crews working to clear rocks

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. - A major highway near Manitou Springs is temporarily closed while road crews clean up a large rockslide.

Colorado Department of Transportation crews are working Friday to remove nearly a dozen rocks off Colorado Highway 24. Some of the rocks that fell Tuesday are as big as a car.

Crews pushed the rocks off the road and brought in a machine to blast the rocks into smaller pieces for easier removal.

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