- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PALISADE, Colo. (AP) - A stretch of Interstate 70 in western Colorado has reopened after the discovery of several pounds of old dynamite on a property nearby.

The highway closed in both directions for two miles between Palisade and Clifton while specialists removed the explosives.

KKCO-TV (https://bit.ly/1iakxcG) reports authorities were concerned that if the dynamite detonated, it could dislodge rocks from the Book Cliffs - the tall, sandstone rock formations that run along the highway in the area. The Grand Junction Bomb Squad was called to remove the dynamite.

Drivers were routed onto U.S. 6 while the interstate was closed.

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Information from: KKCO-TV, https://www.nbc11news.com

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