Car falls into sinkhole after water main break on National Western Drive

Posted at 11:12 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 01:12:33-04

DENVER – A driver’s vehicle ended up in a sinkhole that followed a water main break on National Western Drive in Denver Tuesday night.

The main break happened sometime around 9:30 p.m., according to Denver Water.

The main that broke was a 12-inch main. It happened in front of the building at 5000 National Western Drive.

Water was shut off around 10 p.m. Crews said they expected it would take around 5 hours to fix the main break. The road is closed in the meantime; the closure could last into the morning rush hour.