Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Weird Wednesday ~ Various Weirdness in Colorado

A tornado was seen on Mt. Evans, which is located in the mountains just west of Denver, at an altitude of 11,900 ft. This is the second highest altitude tornado ever recorded. Read more here!

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Recently an abandoned mine shaft collapsed under Interstate 70, west of Denver near Idaho Springs, creating a huge hole. The area where this occurred is rich with the mining history of Colorado's past. Hubby and I saw this one up close and personal! Read more here!

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A collapsed railroad tunnel recently closed a highway from Leadville to Vail.  This was another leftover remnant from Colorado's mining past. The tunnel is a 100 year old Rio Grand Railway tunnel. Read more here!

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5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The whole world has gone mad, I tell you. MAD!

Robin Larkspur said...

collapsing tunnels and rogue funnels!! weird and wild!!

Pumpkin Cottage said...

Tornados in the Rockies! Yikes!

Introverted Art said...

OMG, that's incredible. The world is a crazy place.

Kelli Lusk said...

All of these happenings sounds so scary. We had a tornado here in North Carolina about 13 years ago. It destroyed my building in my back yard and cut two trees in half and threw them on my house. It killed two people in our small town too. Ever since then I have been so scared of bad storms. My husband is from Olatha Colorado. I will have to tell him about all these happenings.