See Rock Slide That Closed I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

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.

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