DENVER (CBS4) – Crews are working on fixing a big sinkhole that opened in a Denver street after an Uber driver plunged right into it early Friday morning.
It started as a broken water main at 13th and Tennyson Street. The driver told CBS4 he was dropping someone off in the area and couldn’t see the hole.READ MORE: University Of Denver Requires COVID Vaccine For All Undergraduate, Graduate Students On Campus
“I had no clue it was there at all,” he said. “It was just kind of a shocker for me, it was an unexplainable, just a crazy night tonight.”READ MORE: Shooting Suspect Shot & Killed By Lakewood Police Sergeant
Crews turned off water service for approximately 12 homes. That service was restored by 8 a.m.MORE NEWS: Snow Falls On 31 Of Last 72 Days In Denver Totaling Nearly 5 Feet
The broken pipe was installed in 1950. Crews believe old age is likely one factor of the break.