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U.S. 40 Back Open Between Soda Creek And El Rancho After Sinkhole Repaired

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An image of the sinkhole (credit: Glenn McReynolds)

An image of the sinkhole (credit: Glenn McReynolds)

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 40 is open again Wednesday after crews repaired a sinkhole late Tuesday.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The Colorado Department of Transportation says a rusty culvert gave way around noon Tuesday, opening the 8-foot hole.

The highway was closed between Soda Creek and El Rancho while the culvert was replaced and the road was repaired.

Spring runoff was partially to blame.

RELATED: Stretch Of U.S. 40 Closed Due To Large Sinkhole In Road

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