Tuesday, April 22, 2014
How To Ruin a Good $20 Drunk
A rock slide has closed Highway 24 in Colorado between Minturn and Red Cliff, CO.
Not reported was the involvement of a 24 year old female whose vehicle was hit by the rock slide. She escaped unharmed, but was subsequently charged with DUI.
Authorities have not verified that she was a local, or from Dutch Harbor, AK.
This is one of the more challenging roads in Colorado. You can find the scene at Google Earth.
Lat 39° 33’ 22.70 N
Long 106° 23’ 49.23 W
Last year one lane of Highway 24 collapsed into an abandoned railroad tunnel.
Rail fans may recognize this as the Tennessee Pass route from Dotsero, CO via Leadville and the Royal Gorge to Pueblo, CO. The Union Pacific closed the route after acquiring the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.