Crews have been working to repair the hole since 1 p.m. CDOT says the hole is about 15 feet deep and 14 feet wide and may have opened up due to a couple of mine shafts weakening underneath the highway.
travelers should expect long delays through the Idaho Springs area. Work currently is underway to shift traffic to the right towards the shoulder, allowing a second lane of eastbound I-70 to open.
Later this evening, CDOT will again reduce I-70 to a single lane through the area overnight, allowing crews to begin full-scale work to repair the hole and get the lane reopened as soon as possible.
Crews expect all eastbound lanes to be open by Friday morning.
A possible alternate route for travelers is Highway 9 to U.S. Highway 285.
No injuries occurred and no vehicles were damaged due to the sinkhole
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