Transportation workers used dynamite to blow up a massive boulder that blocked traffic on Highway 50 for hours Tuesday.
Crews drilled holes and shoved dynamite inside the boulder to break it into smaller pieces.
The explosion, which sent a shot of electricity through the boulder before snapping it in half, was caught on camera by the California Department of Transportation.
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The boulder stalled traffic for six hours on Highway 50 in El Dorado County, about 30 miles west of Lake Tahoe.