Crews repairing sinkhole near Cripple Creek

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- Officials say State Highway 67 near Cripple Creek southwest of Colorado Springs is still closed after a sinkhole opened over a mine shaft under the roadway.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the highway has been closed in both directions after the hole was reported Saturday morning. The hole is about 5 feet wide under the surface of the roadway and is about 20 feet deep.

Crews are trying to determine how big the mine shaft is so repair plans can be developed. In the meantime, traffic was being rerouted Monday to county roads.

CDOT representatives say they do not know how long the repairs will take.

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