Sinkhole repaired along US Highway 40 overnight

GOLDEN — U.S. Highway 40 has reopened after a sinkhole forced an overnight closure for repairs.

The sinkhole was described by the Colorado Department of Transportation as 8-feet wide. It closed the highway in both directions from Soda Creek to El Rancho around noon Tuesday. It was reportedly caused by a rusty culvert that gave way due to runoff.

According to KMGH-TV, crews replaced the pipe with a new one capable of handling more water.

Drivers headed to Evergreen had to take Interstate-70 as an alternate route.


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