- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Highway 40 has reopened after a sinkhole forced an overnight closure for repairs.

The sinkhole was described by the Colorado Department of Transportation as 8-feet wide. It closed the highway in both directions from Soda Creek to El Rancho around noon Tuesday. It was reportedly caused by a rusty culvert that gave way due to runoff.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/lwz8lk4 ), crews replaced the pipe with a new one capable of handling more water.

Drivers headed to Evergreen had to take Interstate-70 as an alternate route.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

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