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.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

sinkhole map 1 Lane Of Highway 67 Near Cripple Creek Reopens

(credit: CBS)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Marijuana In Colorado: Talking With Youth

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia