Removed a large boulder perched above the roadway in Washington

A large boulder sitting over a roadway in Stevens Pass, Wash., was removed Thursday, Jan. 13, allowing the road to reopen later that day. The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said contractors strategically placed two airbags under the 12ft by 8ft by 6ft boulder and inflated them, causing the boulder to fall down the slope and break as it fell. . The Stevens Pass and US 2 Tumwater Canyon road reopened to traffic shortly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after crews worked Wednesday and early Thursday to clear the road and remove nearby hazardous trees, according to WSDOT. Video posted by WSDOT shows the boulder crashing into the empty road below. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation via Storyful

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