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Runaway Boulder Lands on Shoulder of I-80

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL NewsradioEarly morning drivers on I-80 coming into Salt Lake valley were surprised by a big boulder this morning around the bend just before the Foothill Drive exit. Workers are removing the boulder sitting right on the shoulder of the road.

Worker: "About a 4 x 5 rock. It's not real common, but we get them occasionally."

This was one of the workers who came to steer traffic away while a front end loader pushed the rock back over to the hillside.

Worker: "(It's) probably two tons."

Worker: "They're probably just warming up after the freeze-thaw cycle."

If anyone would have been driving a bit over the line on the shoulder they would have smacked right into it.

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