ERIE, Colo. (CBS4) – Erie Parkway was closed after a sinkhole opened up between County Roads 5 and 7. The closure lasted until late Thursday morning.

A sinkhole on Erie Parkway.

The sinkhole was caused by a collapsed pipe, according to the Erie Public Works Department. Officials say the 5-foot diameter pipe had become rusted and brittle before giving way.

(credit: Erie Police Department)

Garney Construction will install two sections of new pipe along with new headwalls before backfilling the hole. The city said a paving contractor will then patch up the road.

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