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Video: 3-2-1, BAM! Caltrans blasts boulder blocking highway

Watch Caltrans blow up boulder blocking Highway 50 near Kyburz

Caltrans employed explosives to blow up a large boulder blocking Highway 50 near Wrights Lake Road in the Sierra Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. The state Department of Transportation reported at 12:30 p.m. that one-way traffic control was in effect nea
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Caltrans employed explosives to blow up a large boulder blocking Highway 50 near Wrights Lake Road in the Sierra Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. The state Department of Transportation reported at 12:30 p.m. that one-way traffic control was in effect nea

In case you’re someone who thinks that state work is a life of cubicles and computer screens, this video might change your mind.

A Caltrans crew blew up an 800-pound boulder blocking Highway 50 near Wrights Lake Road in the Sierra at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. At around 4:20 p.m., officials closed both lanes of the freeway for 10 minutes to blast the rock. Check it out.

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