Authorities blasted loose rock from a slope over a highway south of Riggins, Idaho, on August 28 after rock slides struck the area, prompting closures and repairs since July.
This drone footage captured the impact of the blast, which sent debris rushing down the slope onto US-95 near the Sheep Creek rest area.
In a statement, the Idaho Transportation Department said around “14,000 cubic yards of unstable rock” was removed from the slope by the blast.
By September 2, crews had cleared the roadway and finished rebuilding protective berms to shield traffic from additional rock fall, the department said. Credit: Idaho Transportation Department via Storyful