1 Lane Of Highway 67 Near Cripple Creek Reopens
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) – One lane of State Highway 67 near Cripple Creek southwest of Colorado Springs has reopened, after a sinkhole opened over a mine shaft under the northbound side of the roadway.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to find a contractor to fix the hole.
In the meantime, one lane of the highway reopened to traffic Tuesday. Northbound and southbound traffic is alternating at about five-minute intervals.
CDOT says the highway has been closed in both directions on a four-mile stretch after the hole was reported Saturday morning. The hole is about 5 feet wide under the surface of the roadway. Its depth varies between 20 and 50 feet.
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