- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

SUTHERLIN, Ore. (AP) - Crews have used explosives to help clear massive boulders that crashed onto a road in southwestern Oregon.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/ybuNba ) that rocks as large as 40 feet by 40 feet landed on the road west of the city of Sutherlin on Tuesday. Contractors have been working to blast the mammoth boulders into more manageable pieces by drilling into the rocks and inserting dynamite.

Douglas County Public Works Director Robb Paul says the contractor expects to finish the cleanup by Saturday, with the road reopening Sunday at the earliest. He estimates the efforts will cost the county about $50,000.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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