Videos provided by Caltrans.

A hillside stump had been sliding a little too close to Highway 1 in Mendocino County recently, so Caltrans decided to strap a bomb to that sucker and blast it to hell.

Caltrans spokesperson Andrew Goetz told the Outpost that the detonation occurred 10 miles south of Leggett near Hales Grove yesterday morning.

See the video above for a real-time recording  of the explosion and the video below for slow-mo version. (No Caltrans employees were harmed in the making of this film.)


Coney reminds you that this kaboom and its filming were paid for with your tax dollars.