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1 Lane Of Highway 67 Near Cripple Creek Reopens

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A sinkhole has closed CO Hwy. 67 near Cripple Creek (credit: CDOT)

A sinkhole has closed CO Hwy. 67 near Cripple Creek (credit: CDOT)

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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sinkhole map 1 Lane Of Highway 67 Near Cripple Creek Reopens

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