The cameras put in place on roadways throughout the state by the Colorado Department of Transportation don't only stream images of traffic jams and inclement weather.
Sometimes they also capture video of potential disasters.
Case in point: CDOT cameras were in the right place to see a rockslide that dumped eight one-ton boulders onto Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs around 8 a.m. yesterday morning.
Yes, you can actually watch the rocks and debris thunder down the mountain onto the pavement.
Fortunately, no one was hurt and no vehicles were damaged — and the interstate through Glenwood Canyon was able to reopen hours later.
However, as CDOT notes, "this video speaks volumes to the inherent risk we see on our mountain highways."
Damn straight. Here's the clip.Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.