September 20, 2014
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) - A seven-mile stretch of a busy mountain
interstate in Colorado was closed for more than an hour so wayward
elk and deer could be herded off the highway median.
State wildlife officials say eight elk and two deer spent nearly
a week on a 100-yard-wide median of Interstate 70 about 120 miles
west of Denver.
The road was closed Friday as more than 40 people and two dozen
trucks from state and local police, highway and fire departments
helped herd the animals through a hole that wildlife officers cut
in a fence.
Wildlife officers were worried that the animals would be struck
and killed by traffic.
Traffic was diverted onto a parallel highway.
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