45-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Opens Along US 24

by Michael Mosher on July 10, 2012

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DENVER — Only one lane is open on U.S. 24 iat Tennessee Pass after a 45-foot-deep sinkhole opened up Monday. 

The Colorado Department of Transportation said the sinkhole is about 20 to 30 feet wide. 

It is on the northeast edge of the shoulder of the road at mile marker 165 south of Red Cliff. 

CDOT engineers determined that highway is safe for use, but will be observing the sinkhole for the next few days to determine if it will continue to be impacted by weather, and the extent of necessary repairs. 

Motorists will take turns in each direction heading through the lane closure zone. 

Officials don’t have any estimate as to when the highway will fully reopen. 

State Highway 91 can be used as an alternate.

Full article…here

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