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Caltrans Blows Up Massive Boulder Blocking Highway 50

The explosion, which sent a jolt of electricity through the boulder before snapping it in half.

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    Caltrans removed a large boulder blocking traffic on Highway 50 by blowing it up with dynamite. (Published Friday, Jan. 15, 2016)

    Transportation workers used dynamite to blow up a massive boulder that blocked traffic on Highway 50 for hours Tuesday.

    Crews drilled holes and shoved dynamite inside the boulder to break it into smaller pieces.

    The explosion, which sent a shot of electricity through the boulder before snapping it in half, was caught on camera by the California Department of Transportation.

    The boulder stalled traffic for six hours on Highway 50 in El Dorado County, about 30 miles west of Lake Tahoe.