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Boulder blocking highway blown up | VIDEO

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ODOT reported good progress Thursday afternoon on removing the 200-ton boulder blocking Highway 138E east of Glide.

"Roseburg contractor Weekly Bros., Inc., with the blasting service of Austin Powder, another Roseburg-based company, has reduced the 200-ton rock to rubble," ODOT said Thursday afternoon on Facebook. "ODOT estimates one lane will reopen late tonight."

Nighttime travelers are still urged to use alternate routes, ODOT said. | DETOUR OPTIONS

"More clean-up work and paving is necessary Friday and through the weekend, if not longer," the agency said Thursday. "Expect delays and traffic control once the highway reopens."

DID YOU KNOW?

ODOT tried a similar tactic to remove a beached whale in Florence back in 1970, with wildly different results.


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