Watch: Oregon DOT Blow Up A 200-Ton Boulder

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The Highlight Reel's Comment
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200-ton rock blown up on Oregon highway

A huge boulder slid into the roadway on OR 138E east of Glide. Oregon Department of Transportation blew up the 200-ton rock to clear the road.

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A 12-foot, 200-ton rock fell onto HWY 138 east of Glide, in western Oregon last Thursday, along with several other small rocks, weighing in at only 50- to 100-tons. The rockslide completely blocked the road for several hours, and delays will continue while repairs are being done.

The large rocks were turned into a tamed pile of rubble in a surprisingly controlled explosion, with most debris not straying very far from the blast zone.

The blast was handled by a local blasting service, presumably staffed with people who jump out of bed every morning "ready to blow stuff up".

"ODOT officials said drivers can expect delays and traffic controls once the highway reopens.""
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Boulder cleared from Oregon highway using explosives

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Ce N.'s Comment
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Awesome

Jrod's Comment
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The blast was handled by a local blasting service, presumably staffed with people who jump out of bed every morning "ready to blow stuff up".

Think I have found a new career to look into...

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