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Poway Road closure expected Wednesday for removal of massive boulder

10-foot rock to be removed
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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 13:14:56-05

POWAY, Calif. — The city has announced the closure of the Poway Road grade Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to remove a boulder and conduct a safety inspection. 

The decision to close Poway Road from Espola Road to Highway 67 follows Sunday night's boulder slide onto the roadway.

The city had to rent a large excavator to break up and remove the 10-foot-high and wide rock and, while it's at it, will be "proactively identifying and addressing potential safety concerns along the grade. City crews will be completeing post-storm maintenance and a geotechnical engineer will be onsite to evaluate the condition of the slopes along the grade." 

Sandy Coronilla is a digital producer with KGTV 10News. Follow her @10NewsSandy