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.