JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - U.S. 40 reopened early Wednesday morning after a sinkhole forced an overnight closure for repairs.
The sinkhole, which the Colorado Department of Transportation described as 8-feet wide, closed the highway in both directions from Soda Creek to El Rancho around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was reportedly caused by a rusty culvert that gave way due to runoff.
After crews replaced the pipe with a new one capable of handling more water, the road surface was fixed and reopened around 3:15 a.m.
During the repair work, drivers headed to Evergreen were advised to take Interstate 70 to exit 253 as an alternate route.